Archive | November, 2012

DoD Directive on Autonomy in Weapon Systems

This is a guest post by Mark Gubrud (@mgubrud). On Nov. 21, as news of Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) “Losing Humanity” report was spreading, the Department of Defense quietly released Directive 3000.09 “for the development and use of autonomous and semi-autonomous functions in weapon systems”, making the United States the first nation to have an […]

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The Principle of Humanity in Conflict

This is a guest post by Mark Gubrud (@mgubrud). I want to share a personal perspective, which has not been endorsed by ICRAC. I hope to stimulate further discussion on the foundations and framing of the nascent global campaign against autonomous weapons (AW, or systems, AWS). This essay is written to be constructively provocative. Two […]

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