Designing International Law and Ethics into Military AI (DILEMA)

Research project (2020-2024) 

Project leader: Dr Berenice Boutin

The project website can be found here.

The DILEMA project explores interdisciplinary perspectives on military applications of artificial intelligence (AI), with a focus on legal, ethical, and technical approaches on safeguarding human agency over military AI. It analyses in particular subtle ways in which AI can affect or reduce human agency, and seeks to ensure compliance with international law and accountability by design.

The project investigates why it is essential to safeguard human agency over certain functions and activities, where it is most critical to maintain the role of human agents, and how to technically ensure that military technologies are designed and deployed in line with ethical and legal frameworks.

The project is funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) Platform for Responsible Innovation (NWO-MVI). It started in September 2020 and will run for four years.

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