Ethics for the AI-enabled warfighter — the human 'Warrior-in-the-Design'

The Hill, April 21, 2019

3 Pages Posted: 31 May 2019

See all articles by Jessica Zhanna Malekos Smith

Jessica Zhanna Malekos Smith

Duke Law School; Kings College London, Department of War Studies, Students

Date Written: April 21, 2019

Abstract

Can a victor truly be crowned in the great power competition for artificial intelligence?

According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, “whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.”

But the life of a state, much like that of a human being, is always subject to shifts of fortune.To better prepare the U.S. for sustainable leadership in AI innovation and military ethics, I recommend a set of principles to guide human warfighters in employing lethal autonomous weapon systems — armed robots.

Keywords: ethics, artificial intelligence, robots, armed robots, war, national security, technology, military

Suggested Citation

Malekos Smith, Jessica Zhanna, Ethics for the AI-enabled warfighter — the human 'Warrior-in-the-Design' (April 21, 2019). The Hill, April 21, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3379297

Jessica Zhanna Malekos Smith (Contact Author)

Duke Law School ( email )

210 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708-0204
United States

Kings College London, Department of War Studies, Students ( email )

King's College London, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

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