Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War: NSI Podcast 06

January 2019 No Comments

Speaker: Scharre, P. (Center for a New American Security)

Podcast Preview

In NSI’s sixth podcast, SMA contributor Mr. Paul Scharre (Center for a New American Security) describes the current state of autonomous weapons technology, as well as the dilemmas and advantages surrounding US implementation of such systems. During the exclusive Q&A portion of the podcast, Mr. Scharre further explores contemporary issues and challenges regarding the advancement of autonomous weapons systems and artificial intelligence.

Mr. Paul Scharre is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for New American Security. He is the author of a new book, “Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War.” Paul has worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) where he played a leading role in establishing policies on unmanned and autonomous systems and emerging weapons technologies. Prior to his time at OSD, Paul served as a special operations reconnaissance team leader in the Army’s 3rd Ranger Battalion and completed multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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If you have already listened to Mr. Scharre’s speaker session and would like to go straight to the exclusive interview portion, please skip ahead to [0:40:04].

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Additionally, Mr. Scharre’s book “Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War” is available everywhere books are sold.

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