ELAC postdoctoral researcher Tsvetelina van Benthem cited in the report of the House of Lords Artificial Intelligence in Weapon Systems Committee.

The House of Lords AI in Weapon Systems Committee report discusses the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into defence, specifically focusing on AI-enabled autonomous weapon systems (AWS). It highlights the potential impact of AI on warfare, emphasising the need for ethical and legal considerations. The report proposes measures to ensure government accountability, public understanding, and democratic endorsement of AI in AWS development. Key points include the importance of transparency, parliamentary oversight, public consultation, and international collaboration on regulating AWS. The report also addresses concerns about AI in nuclear command and emphasises the necessity of adopting an operational definition of AWS and human control throughout their lifecycle. Additionally, it calls for reforms in government procurement processes to adapt to the world of AI.