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The case for and against autonomous weapon systems

The development of autonomous weapon systems, by removing the human element of warfare, could make war crimes and atrocities a thing of the past. But if these systems are unable to respect the principles of humanitarian law, we might create a super-intelligent predator that is beyond our control.

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Dawes, J. The case for and against autonomous weapon systems. Nat Hum Behav 1, 613–614 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-017-0182-6

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