Although it sounds like science fiction, the technology already exists to create weapons that can attack targets without human input. Paul Scharre, a leading expert in emerging weapons technologies, draws on deep research and firsthand experience to explore how these next-generation weapons are changing warfare.
What are the ethical implications of autonomous weapons? Can artificial intelligence adequately mirror human judgement?
Paul Scharre is a former U.S. Army Ranger who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security.
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