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Autonomous Weapons and International Law

  • Brookings Institution 1775 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)
Pep Montserrat for the Boston Globe

Pep Montserrat for the Boston Globe

The fifth annual Justice Stephen Breyer lecture at the Brookings Institution will discuss the introduction of artificial intelligence and robotics to future scenarios of warfare is posing new challenges to national and international codes of law, ethics, and human rights. Technological advances are fast outpacing the deliberative process of public debate and law-making that should determine the rules for the design and use of such lethal technologies. Ongoing talks at the United Nations to regulate such weapons are raising a host of complex questions around who is responsible for their development and deployment on the battlefield of the future.

Event Details

  • Date: April 5, 2018

  • When: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

  • Where: Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium