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Weapons Directed By Robots, Not Humans, Raise Ethical Questions


Long Range Anti-Ship Missile prototype

A Long Range Anti-Ship Missile prototype, deployed from a B-1 bomber. The weapon was designed to fly and avoid radar without the need of a human at the controls.

Credit: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

On a bright fall day last year off the coast of Southern California, an Air Force B-1 bomber launched an experimental missile that may herald the future of warfare.

From The New York Times
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