April 25, 2018

Book Review: "Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War"

Featuring Paul Scharre

Source: Foreign Affairs

Journalist Lawrence D. Freedman

Scharre, a former U.S. Army Ranger, has thought more than most about the implications of autonomous weapons. He has spent time not only among their designers and operators but also with those so alarmed by the prospect of machines making life-and-death decisions that they wish to ban them—or, at the very least, impose strict limits on their use. In this comprehensive analysis, Scharre moves beyond the clichés of “killer robots” to explore the complexity of human-machine interactions, distinguishing systems that still partly rely on humans from those that are completely autonomous and highlighting the importance not only of machines’ capabilities but also of human fallibilities.

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  • Paul Scharre

    Vice President and Director of Studies

    Paul Scharre is the Vice President and Director of Studies at CNAS. He is the award-winning author of Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. His firs...