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Army of None Videos

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Paul Scharre: Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War


Although it sounds like science fiction, the technology already exists to create weapons that can attack targets without human input. Paul Scharre, a leading expert in emerging weapons technologies, draws on deep research and firsthand experience to explore how these next-generation weapons are changing warfare.

What are the ethical implications of autonomous weapons? Can artificial intelligence adequately mirror human judgement?

Paul Scharre is a former U.S. Army Ranger who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. (Run time: 57.18)

Army of None Key Concepts

Future Battlefield Overview 

Security and Privacy Threats of UAVs

Abro GEM, Zulkifli SABM, Masood RJ, Asirvadam VS, Laouti A. Comprehensive Review of UAV Detection, Security, and Communication Advancements to Prevent Threats. Drones. 2022; 6(10):284.

Ethical conditions and socio-political prospects of bans

Hynek, N., Solovyeva, A. Operations of power in autonomous weapon systems: ethical conditions and socio-political prospects. AI & Soc 36, 79–99 (2021).

Stability-Instability Paradox


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