The rapidly advancing field of AI and machine learning has significant implications for the role of autonomy in weapon systems. States face the daunting task of trying to understand the legal, policy, ethical, strategic, and other considerations of a technology that is rapidly evolving. This paper is an introductory primer for non-technical audiences on the current state of AI and machine learning, designed to support the international discussions on the weaponization of increasingly autonomous technologies.

Citation: Security and Technology Programme (2018) "The Weaponization of Increasingly Autonomous Technologies: Artificial Intelligence", UNIDIR, Geneva.