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People Dr Alexander Leveringhaus

James Martin Fellow, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Current research investigates the moral and legal implications arising from the development and usage of automated (or operationally autonomous) computer-based targeting systems (CBTS) in the military. I am interested in how the development of CBTS affects the rights of combatants during war and to what extent CBTS can be engineered to protect the rights of non-combatants.

Selected Publications

Media Coverage

Dec 2014
Hawking warns on rise of the machines
Dec 2014
Killer robots must be controlled before it's too late
Dec 2014
Killer robo-weapons need 'case-by-case regulation'
Nov 2014
Beware the march of the robot soldiers
Apr 2014
Drone warfare: an ethics special
Jun 2013
Much ado about killer robots
May 2013