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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2020, 3(10); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2020.031018.

The development of Lethal Autonomous Weapon System and its impact on arms control negotiations


Song Yao

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Song Yao

Graduate School, China’s Foreign Affairs University, Beijing 10040, China


With the development of high-technology and artificial intelligence, conventional weapons have become more intelligent. A large amount of high technologies have been used in weapons, lethal autonomous weapon system is a typical example. Compared with conventional automatic weapon, autonomous weapon can make its own decisions, which has brought new challenges to arms control. The structure of this passage is as follows: First, we give the definition of this new weapon system. Second, we introduce the development process and current situation of this weapon system. Third, we introduce the motivation to develop this weapon system. The next part we introduce the threats and challenges of the new system and we will discuss the influence it may take to arms control negotiation. In the last part, we give some suggestions to regulate and better take advantage of the new weapon system.


Lethal Autonomous Weapon System, Global Governance, Artificial Intelligence

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Song Yao. The development of Lethal Autonomous Weapon System and its impact on arms control negotiations. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2020) Vol. 3, Issue 10: 136-141. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2020.031018.


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