Most people don’t realize it yet, but right now the future of war is crashing into the present. Right now, this year, the world of conflict is undergoing a profound shift. Does it have social and ethical implications? You betcha. Just listen to this guy.
Reuters: Killer Robots and a Revolution in Warfare – “You need to be an optimist to think that political leaders will opt for negotiation over war once combat casualties come home not in flag-decked coffins but in packing crates destined for the robot repair shop.”
Wired for War – The Robotics Revolution – A video containing reports that children have been killed by unmanned US drones … and a whole bunch of other stuff that will blow your mind.
Carnegie Network – Robot’s, the Battlefield and Ethics – “Can intelligent robot soldiers be designed to be more ethical in battle than human soldiers? Would you prefer a robot or a human deciding about the possibility of civilian casualties?”
Illah Nourbakhsh Lecture: Ethics in Robotics – “Are there types of robots that shouldn’t be created? Should we use robots in military combat? Or is there actually nothing to worry about?”