Artificial Intelligence

Responsible AI Symposium – Introduction

Responsible AI Symposium – Introduction

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly developed, deployed, and used for defense and military purposes. This offers opportunities yet also poses challenges regarding its governance and regulation. While diplomatic efforts have focused on regulating lethal...

Coding the Law of Armed Conflict: First Steps

Coding the Law of Armed Conflict: First Steps

[Editor’s note: The following post highlights a subject addressed in the Lieber Studies volume The Future Law of Armed Conflict, which was published 27 May 2022. For a general introduction to this volume, see Professor Matt Waxman’s introductory post.]   Killer...

Deepfake Technology in the Age of Information Warfare

Deepfake Technology in the Age of Information Warfare

Prior to its invasion of Ukraine, there were speculations that Russia was planning to produce a graphic fake video showing a Ukrainian attack as a pretext for an invasion. Although this “false flag” operation did not play a major role in the end, deepfake technology...

Reentering the Loop

Reentering the Loop

The warfighting advantages of using lethal autonomous systems, and the potential costs of not using them, seem to guarantee their role in future armed conflict. This post argues that optimizing their effectiveness involves not only improving their independent...

A Pacifist-General’s Plan to Win America’s Next War

A Pacifist-General’s Plan to Win America’s Next War

I’m not an absolute pacifist in the true sense of the word, but I’m about as close as you can get. I firmly believe in using military force only as a last resort. My view is shaped by my experience as both a soldier and lawyer. Most soldiers who have been in combat...