13 December 2019

When should the Pentagon update its rules on autonomous weapons?


A prominent group of national security thinkers is questioning if the Pentagon’s policy on developing autonomous weapons needs to be updated to more accurately reflects current technology and the greater role artificial intelligence is expected to play in future conflicts. In 2012, the Pentagon offered its first formal guidance for developing autonomous and semi-autonomous weapon systems, a document that reflected how the military used artificial intelligence on the battlefield. The resulting [...]