February 29, 2016

Autonomous Weapons and Operational Risk

By Paul Scharre

CNAS Senior Fellow Paul Scharre has written a new report, “Autonomous Weapons and Operational Risk.” The report, which is a part of the CNAS Ethical Autonomy Project, examines the risks in future autonomous weapons that would choose their own targets and the potential for catastrophic accidents.

Authors

  • Paul Scharre

    Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program

    Paul Scharre is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is the award-winning author of Army ...

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