The lecture took place on Monday, 10 December 2018
Nehal Bhuta, recently appointed Chair of International Law at the University of Edinburgh, gave a lecture at the NATO Defence College in Rome on Autonomous Weapons Systems on Monday 10 December 2018.
Bhuta, who has edited a leading interdisciplinary book entitled Autonomous Weapons Systems: Law, Ethics, Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2016), presented a paper entitled “Autonomy and Uncertainty: The Risks of Riskless Warfare”, to a conference on “The Future of Warfare” convened in Rome by the Defence College and the French Military Institute for Strategic Research (part of the French Ministry of Defence). The conference brought together academics, military officials, policy think tanks and other stakeholders from NATO countries to debate and discuss the many questions raised by the possibility of autonomy in weapons systems.
Professor Bhuta was also recently interviewed for this short video on autonomous weapons systems. You can watch it here.