The Race to Govern Lethal Autonomous Weapons as They’re Developed

On a slight hill near the perimeter of Daejeon, South Korea, sits a squat machine gun turret eyeing the surrounding area. “It’s about the size of a large dog; plump, white, and wipe-clean. A belt of bullets—.50 calibre, the sort that can stop a truck in its tracks — is draped over one shoulder,” wrote the BBC in 2015.

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Benjamin Powers

Benjamin Powers

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Benjamin’s writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, New Republic, and Pacific Standard, among others. You can find all of his work at benjaminopowers.com