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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2020

SIPRI Yearbook 2020

II. The group of governmental experts on lethal autonomous weapon systems

Chapter:
13. Conventional arms control and new weapon technologies
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2020
Author(s):
Ian Davis

The legal, ethical and security challenges posed by lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) have been the subject of intergovernmental discussions within the framework of the 1981 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW Convention) since 2014.1 Over the years this process under the auspices of the United Nations has become the focal point of the expert and intergovernmental discussions on the military applications of recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous systems.2 Since 2017 the discussions have been led by an open-ended group of governmental experts (GGE), which has a mandate to ‘explore and agree on possible recommendations on options related to emerging technologies in the area of LAWS, in the context of the objectives and purposes of the Convention, taking into account all proposals—past, present and future’.3

Citation (MLA):
Davis, Ian. "13. Conventional arms control and new weapon technologies." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 28 Nov. 2020. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198869207/sipri-9780198869207-chapter-013-div1-204.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Davis, I. (2016). 13. Conventional arms control and new weapon technologies. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2020: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 28 Nov. 2020, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198869207/sipri-9780198869207-chapter-013-div1-204.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Davis, Ian. "13. Conventional arms control and new weapon technologies." In SIPRI Yearbook 2020: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 28 Nov. 2020, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198869207/sipri-9780198869207-chapter-013-div1-204.xml
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