Protecting International Security Through the Regulation of Emerging Weapons Technology: Lethal Autonomous Weapons
Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2020 Ariana B Kemp
Automation and artificial intelligence are changing how humans interact with machines. Self-driving cars, automated vacuum cleaners, and virtual reality video games all represent the application of advanced technology to our daily lives. The same software that fuels those innovations, however, can also have deadly consequences when applied to weapon systems, as demonstrated by lethal autonomous weapons. Using the frameworks provided by security dilemma and two-level games theory and drawing on the lessons of nuclear weapons’ regulation, this paper explores the international and domestic factors that prevent and facilitate the restriction of emerging weapons technology, and their implications for the regulation of lethal autonomous weapon systems.
Kemp, Ariana, "Protecting International Security Through the Regulation of Emerging Weapons Technology: Lethal Autonomous Weapons" (2020). CMC Senior Theses. 2417.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.