War-Algorithm Accountability

@article{Lewis2016WarAlgorithmA,
  title={War-Algorithm Accountability},
  author={Dustin A. Lewis and Gabriella Blum and Naz K. Modirzadeh},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2016},
  volume={abs/1609.04667}
}
In this briefing report, we introduce a new concept (war algorithms) that elevates algorithmically-derived choices and decisions to a, and perhaps the, central concern regarding technical autonomy in war. We thereby aim to shed light on and recast the discussion regarding autonomous weapon systems. We define war algorithm as any algorithm that is expressed in computer code, that is effectuated through a constructed system, and that is capable of operating in relation to armed conflict. In… CONTINUE READING
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