Episode 2 - What does autonomy mean in the context of lethal autonomous weapons?

Lethal Autonomous Weapons: 10 things we want to know

18-08-2021 • 25 minuti


Paola Gaeta and Abhimanyu George Jain interview Dr. Tim McFarland, Research Fellow at the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland. Tim McFarland’s research focuses on legal challenges connected with the defence and security applications of science and technology. In this episode, he explains what the concept of autonomy means in the context of weapon systems.

Tim McFarland is the author of Autonomous Weapon Systems and the Law of Armed Conflict: Compatibility With International Humanitarian Law (Cambridge University Press, 2020)

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