Proud to share this next milestone for RAIN+ Ethics: We got published on War on the Rocks. Many thanks to Ryan Evans, Aaron Stein, the editors and peer reviewers.
Author: Emmanuel Reinert
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This white paper provides a short history of the militarisation of the stratosphere and great power competition, tracking key developments from the 1990s until the present. It also analyses the military significance of the two main classes of high-altitude UAVs: High-Altitude Long-Endurance (HALE) and High-Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) platforms.
Following decades of research and development, High-Altitude Platform Systems, or HAPS, are emerging as viable solutions for connectivity and remote sensing. As HAPS technology matures,
Autonomous weapon systems are systems that can search, identify, track and engage targets independently
without the need for direct human control. They have sparked fierce debate about the
potential operational, ethical and legal issues that may arise with their use. Fully autonomous weapon
systems do not yet exist, but their potential future use in armed conflicts raises a number of legal
questions that will be addressed in this primer.
There has always been debate about scientific and technological innovation. Today, as artificial intelligence looks set to change forever the ways humans and machines interact,