A CIGI Essay Series

The Ethics of Automated Warfare and Artificial Intelligence

The most complex international governance challenges surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) today involve its defence and security applications — from killer swarms of drones to the computer-assisted enhancement of military command-and-control processes. These essays emerged from discussions at a webinar series exploring the ethics of AI and automated warfare hosted by the University of Waterloo’s AI Institute.

In the Series

Aaron Shull
Bessma Momani
Jean-François Bélanger
Series Editors
Jenny Thiel
Project Manager
Sami Chouhdary
Abhilasha Dewan
Graphic Designers
Yang Wang
John Xu
Software Developers
Jennifer Goyder
Senior Publications Editor
Susan Bubak
Publications Editor
Trevor Hunsberger
Tim Lewis
Multimedia Producers
Rebecca MacIntyre
Communications Advisor
Niyosha Freydooni
Social Media Engagement Specialist

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