Accession Number : AD1041803

Title :   Future Rear View Mirror: How We Learned to Love Lethal Autonomous Systems

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval War College Newport United States

Personal Author(s) : Phillips,D L

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Report Date : 24 May 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : Since their introduction, robots and the technology that drives them have continued to evolve rapidly. That technology is now on the verge of becoming fully autonomous and lethal. Many are fearful and outright oppose the development of Lethal Autonomous Systems (LAS) or what some call killer robots. However, when we look back twenty years from now and LAS have replaced man on the battlefield, many of those same people and organizations will look back and wonder why, despite their efforts, they could not stop the employment of such systems.

Descriptors :   unmanned aerial vehicles , unmanned underwater vehicles , international law , biometric security , national security , military applications , international organizations , law enforcement , human rights , autonomous systems , department of homeland security , ethics , robots , technology forecasting

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE