Heko Scheltema

About/Bio

Heko Scheltema is a Senior Researcher at the Amsterdam Center for International Law, and Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam. His research and teaching focus on the modern challenges to Public International Law and legal research methodology. He holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence.

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Lethal Automated Robotic Systems and Automation Bias

Lethal Autonomous Robotic Systems (LARS) are machines that are capable of initiating a lethal attack on individuals or other targets. Based on its programming, a LARS can determine whether an individual is a valid target and whether engaging that target is a proportional action, and act upon its own assessment. Such sophisticated systems have long been in the…

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