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February 09, 2023

DoD’s Clarified AI Policy Flashes ‘Green Light’ for Robotic Weapons: Experts

Featuring Paul Scharre

Source: Breaking Defense

Journalist Sydney J. Freedburg Jr.

“The old directive basically [said], in order to get approval for certain systems, you had to go through this review process, but it didn’t explain how to do the process,” said Paul Scharre, director of studies at the Center for a New American Security and longtime advocate of military drones and AI. “It wasn’t necessarily clear what to do, who do I talk to, how do I instigate this process.”

The revised directive, he told Breaking Defense, “is putting in place the mechanics to actually execute these review processes.” (Scharre has posted a line-by-line analysis of the changes in the new version).

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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...