Summary of Learning:
In this course you will learn about the risks associated with Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS).  You will develop the understanding of the short- and long-term risks associated with such weapons and the emergent ethical and moral considerations in the deployment of LAWS.  It will focus on the specific ethical and moral issues associated with AI and LAWS. The course will also explore approaches taken by international bodies such as NATO and United Nations that highlight approaches and responses that may be applicable in the Australian Defence context. 

The Learning Objective:
1. Develop an understanding of the different types and forms of Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWs)
2. Develop an understanding the ethical and moral issues (including consequences) in the use of such weapons
3. Develop an understanding of the international approaches by international bodies that may be applicable to the Australian Defence context. 

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