March 12, 2019

CNAS Tech: How (Not) to Talk About AI & Lethality

By Paul Scharre, Kara Frederick and Megan Lamberth

The U.S. Army recently announced its new Advanced Targeting & Lethality Automated System, or ATLAS program. The announcement generated concern and media headlines about the level of autonomy in ATLAS. Paul Scharre, Kara Frederick, and Megan Lamberth discuss the Army's rollout of the program, the language used in the announcement, and how the DoD responded.

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