The automated battlefield

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Science  27 Apr 2018:
Vol. 360, Issue 6387, pp. 386
DOI: 10.1126/science.aas9074

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In Army of None, Paul Scharre offers an authoritative and sobering perspective on the automated battlefields that will very soon come to characterize military conflict, predicting that autonomous robots, many fully armed and capable of independent targeting decisions, will inevitably come to rule the waves, as well as prevailing on the ground, in the air, and especially in space.