Role of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in Lethal Autonomous Weaponry Systems

Posted: 2 Dec 2020

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Heramb Devbhankar

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University

Rajas Sanjay Ubhare

California State University, Fullerton

Date Written: October 16, 2020

Abstract

The advent of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS) is rapidly a matter of scholarly and public interest. This research primarily focuses on LAWS' implications using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data as a new weapons category set to revolutionize force use. The article draws on the Foucauldian "apparatus of security" to develop a concept that accommodates security technologies' role to conceptualize norms guiding the use of force. It discusses the extent to which AI-driven construction of an ordinary reality emerges in the interplay of machinic and human agency and how this leads to the development of norms. The article argues that AI could provide the LAWS a specific construction of reality in their operation and thereby define procedural norms that tend to replace the deliberative, normative-political decision on when, how, and why to use force. The article is a theoretical-conceptual contribution to why AI-driven LAWS matters and why we should further consider the implications of new arrangements of human-machine interactions in International Relations.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems, Data Science

Suggested Citation

Devbhankar, Heramb and Ubhare, Rajas Sanjay, Role of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in Lethal Autonomous Weaponry Systems (October 16, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3713342

Heramb Devbhankar (Contact Author)

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University ( email )

Vidyavihar
Lonere, District Raigad, Maharashtra 402 103
India

Rajas Sanjay Ubhare

California State University, Fullerton ( email )

Fullerton, CA
United States
6573484788 (Phone)

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