Over on the excellent Algocracy blog/podcast John Danaher interviews Hin-Yan Liu, a law scholar in Copenhagen who’s done some work on responsibility and autonomy in relation to autonomous weapons systems and driverless cars. The discussion is really interesting, thinking through various ways on understanding responsibility in relation to autonomy, expanding out ideas about what an ‘autonomous weapons system’ might be (such as – is a private military contractor an AWS?) and thinking through the ethical, moral and political issues of different ways responsibility gets understood. I encourage you to have a listen.
This stems from work by Liu that is published in two papers:
- ‘Autonomy in Weapons Systems’
- ‘Refining Responsibility: Differentiating Two Types of Responsibility Issues Raised by Autonomous Weapons Systems’
Here’s Liu’s faculty webpage.