How Robots and Autonomous Weapon Systems are Changing the Norms and Laws of War
In the last nine months, the Executive Branch, the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Army have created a multiplicity of strategies, centers, and programs on Artificial Intelligence (AI). On 12 February 2019, the DoD unveiled its AI Strategy. This was the day after the White House released an executive order that created the American Artificial Intelligence Strategy which is directly tied into the National Defense Strategy. Further, the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JIAC) was stood up at the Pentagon in June of last year to have oversight over almost all service and defense agency AI efforts. This coordination “is crucial to the emerging AI arms race with China and Russia.” Additionally, on the first of last month (FEB 2019), the Army activated the AI Task Force at the birthplace of AI itself: Carnegie Mellon University.
AI Task Force, Artificial Intelligence, National Defense Strategy
Korpela, Christopher; Larkin, Dominic M.; Parsons, David; and Barry, William J., "How Robots and Autonomous Weapon Systems are Changing the Norms and Laws of War" (2019).