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

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Naval War College Newport United States

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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.

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