Shayne Longpre*, Marcus Storm, and Rishi Shah
Edited by Kevin McDermott
Article | Aug. 29 2022
- Autonomous weapons are rapidly proliferating: in accessibility, their degrees of autonomy, the range of international developers, and their tactical roles in intelligence, reconnaissance, and lethal strikes.
- Autonomous systems remain highly prone to error, demonstrating poor robustness, interpretability, and adversarial vulnerability.
- Major military powers abstain from treaty proposals, while other nations and humanitarian organizations urgently demand regulation.
- International and U.S. policy remains ambiguous and lacks realistic accountability and enforcement mechanisms.
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