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Military & Technology

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James Joo

on 1 August 2013

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Transcript of Military & Technology

the dawn of the 21st Century is the decade of the drone.
Primary Concern: Safety of Noncombatants

The Issues
Not Inevitable, Not Necessary
If drones develop the capability of ethical and moral decision-making then who is accountable? Will the consequences of its actions have to be directed to the drone rather than individuals?

Lethal Autonomy:

the ability of a machine to hunt, identify, and kill human targets based on software calculations in unscripted environments.
Accountability & Retribution
Algorithm for Ethics?
Hin-Yan Liu
From “Categorization and legality of autonomous and remote weapons systems.” Cambridge University Press
From “'Moral' Robots: the Future of War or Dystopian Fiction?”. Chronicle Of Higher Education
Image: Could We Trust Killer Robots? The Wall Street Journal
From: Wendell Wallach and Gary Marchant, Proposal for a Governance Coordination Committee
- Steve Goose, Arms Division director at Human Rights Watch
"Giving machines the power to decide who lives and dies on the battlefield would take technology too far. Human control of robotic warfare is essential to minimizing civilian deaths and injuries."
human agency
Is This The Future?
What will war look like in the 22nd Century?

What world would we leave behind for future generations?
photo: WebUrbanist.com
can progress be stopped?

what part will this issue play in the shaping of our culture values?

is this technological determinism?
Pew Research Center
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