24 February 2017

New Report on Autonomous Weapon Systems

“The challenge for policy is to develop technological systems and institutions whose procedures and command structures maintain meaningful human control over these autonomously functioning weapon systems, particularly with regard to the functions of selecting and engaging targets with lethal violence.”

Thus states a new report from Centre for Military Studies by Gary Schaub Jr. and Jens Wenzel Kristoffersen, which examines the increasing ability of military weapon systems to perform functions autonomously.

The report calls for Danish decision-makers to consider adopting a defence planning mechanism to analyse the issue of autonomous systems and clarify matters of principle and general Danish policy.

Click here to access the report in its entirety.