Designing International Humanitarian Law into Military Autonomous Devices

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Jonathan Kwik

University of Amsterdam - University of Amsterdam Faculty of Law

Tomasz Zurek

University of Amsterdam - Informatics Institute

Tom van Engers

University of Amsterdam

Date Written: May 3, 2022

Abstract

This position paper presents a discussion on the problem of implementing the rules of International Humanitarian Law in AI-driven military autonomous devices. We introduce a structure of a hybrid data- and knowledge-driven computational framework of a hypothetical targeting system built from the ground up with IHL compliance in mind. We provide a model and a discussion of necessary legal tests and variables.

Keywords: military ai, international humanitarian law, autonomous devices

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Kwik, Jonathan and Zurek, Tomasz and van Engers, Tom, Designing International Humanitarian Law into Military Autonomous Devices (May 3, 2022). T.M.C. Asser Institute for International & European Law, Asser Research Paper 2022-06, forthcoming in: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series, Springer Verlag., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4109286

Jonathan Kwik

University of Amsterdam - University of Amsterdam Faculty of Law

Tomasz Zurek (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam - Informatics Institute ( email )

Spui 21
Amsterdam, 1018 WB
Netherlands

Tom Van Engers

University of Amsterdam ( email )

Spui 21
Amsterdam, 1018 WB
Netherlands

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