Shifting From Autonomous Weapons to Military Networks

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  • Léonard Van Rompaey
The persistent anthropomorphism of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) as the replacement for human soldiers creates irrelevant expectations of physical embodiment and cognitive individualization. This anthropomorphism taints the analysis and discussions on the adaptation of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) by excluding relevant technologies from the scope of discussions.
Shifting from LAWS to a network-centric sociotechnical systems perspective allows to remedy the under inclusiveness of the LAWS perspective by shifting away from the salient features of LAWS, in favour of a focus on the interactions with, and influence that the technology has on human decision-making in warfare. By criticizing the relevance of the technological focus of the current diplomatic process, the paper argues that the network-centric perspective is not only more accurate, but also more helpful and practical in adapting IHL to the armed conflicts of the 21st century.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies
Vol/bind10
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)111-128
Antal sider18
ISSN1878-1373
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2019
BegivenhedArtificial Intelligence in Warfare. Beyond Killer Robots - Networked Artificial Intelligence Disrupting the Battlefield. - Centre for International Law, Conflict and Crisis, Faculty of Law, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Danmark
Varighed: 15 nov. 201816 nov. 2018

Konference

KonferenceArtificial Intelligence in Warfare. Beyond Killer Robots - Networked Artificial Intelligence Disrupting the Battlefield.
LokationCentre for International Law, Conflict and Crisis, Faculty of Law, Copenhagen University
LandDanmark
ByCopenhagen
Periode15/11/201816/11/2018

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