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Coded to Kill: Proxy Wars and Autonomous Systems | Raisina Dialogue 2020

Coded to Kill Proxy Wars and Autonomous Systems | Raisina Dialogue 2020

The implications of autonomous weapons on strategic postures and humanitarian law is uncertain. With international institutions unable to arrive at a consensus on these issues, it is almost certain that LAWS will be deployed before regimes are incubated to manage them. This panel at Raisina Dialogue 2020, asked the following questions: Which regions will first see the deployment of LAWS? How are states are integrating these systems into their weapons arsenals? How can the creation of international rules be accelerated?

Moderator: Kaja Ciglic (Senior Director, Digital Diplomacy, Microsoft, Slovenia)


  • Lt. Gen. Rajesh Pant (National Cyber Security Coordinator, India)
  • Giacomo Persi Paoli (Head, Security and Technology Programme, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research)
  • Lindsey Sheppard (Fellow, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, United States)
  • Vivek Lall (Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Lockheed Martin, United States)
  • William J. Parker III (President and CEO, EastWest Institute, United States)

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