I am not an expert on this issue, but I do share the concern of some of the civil society organizations that are advocating a prohibition of fully autonomous weapons systems. These are weapons systems where no human is at the joystick. These are targeting people based on algorithms.
I think there are too many risks right now. We don't fully understand the implications and the potential risk factors of this technology. The barriers for entry to access technology like drones, and so on, not fully autonomous drones but drones that are controlled by humans, have been lowered. You see that all sorts of non-state actors can deploy drones. Still, you don't see the ability for many groups to access this type of very sophisticated technology. We saw this also, though, with the ban on land mines. This is very challenging, but I don't think it means we shouldn't try to go down this route.
I'm very concerned about where we're going on the issue of autonomous weapons systems. I think NATO as an alliance can be a powerful voice in saying this is not in the interest of the planet, and can try to galvanize support to develop a consensus among different states on the issue. Certainly each member state will have to have this discussion internally and look at their own interests.