Lecture / Reading

Drell Lecture 2018-2019 | Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

Sponsored by Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC)

When

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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CEMEX Auditorium (655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305)
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Militaries around the world are racing to build robotic systems with increasing autonomy. What will happen when a Predator drone has as much autonomy as a Google car? Should machines be given the power to make life and death decisions in war? Paul Scharre, a former Army Ranger and Pentagon official, will talk on his new book, Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War. Army of None was named one of Bill Gates’ Top 5 Books of 2018. Scharre will explore the technology behind autonomous weapons and the legal, moral, ethical, and strategic dimensions of this evolving technology. Paul Scharre is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security.   

About the speaker(s): Paul Scharre, is the Senior Fellow and Director in the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is also the author of Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War. Paul will be in conversation with Radha Iyengar Plumb, Head of Product Policy Research, Facebook and Jeremy Weinstein, Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow, FSI.

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