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Autonomous weapon systems (TAB-Fokus)

Grünwald, Reinhard; Kehl, Christoph

Abstract (englisch):
Not so long ago, robotic weapons systems that can select and engage targets without any human intervention could be found exclusively in the domain of science fiction. Due to technological progress made in recent years in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence, this idea of autonomously acting weapons now is standing on the edge of being actually realised.

Within the framework of the TA project a broad analytical approach has been followed and a wide range of aspects regarding the topic have been examined. TAB's policy brief in English TAB-Fokus no. 26 summarizes the key results of the TA project and provides an overview of technological developments, security policy implications, ethical arguments and issues in humanitarian law.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000127167
Veröffentlicht am 04.12.2020
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht/Preprint
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 11.2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2364-2645
KITopen-ID: 1000127167
HGF-Programm 48.01.02 (POF III, LK 01) Knowledge society and knowledge policy
Verlag Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB)
Umfang 4
Serie TAB-Fokus ; 26
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Schlagwörter AI, robotics, security policy, CCW, ethics, weapon systems, disarmament control,
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