Recent advances in artificial intelligence are a wake-up call to policymakers in India, with every one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship programs likely to be directly affected within the next few years.
Technology has an immense potential to transform urban mobility.
The introduction of autonomous weapons will profoundly change the nature of war and will also affect the understanding of laws of war. India is uniquely placed to take a lead in the global discussion about this issue.
While innovation in weapon technology is as old as warfare itself, the rise of new weapon technologies like cyberwarfare and autonomous weapons has raised fundamental questions about the impact of International Humanitarian Law on future battlefields.
Clear regulations on civilian drone use, keeping in mind their true potential and the concerns of all stakeholders, would greatly benefit India.