TechDebates series: Lethal Autonomous (“Killer”) Robots

This video is of the inaugural debate in the TechDebates on Emerging Technologies series, which focused on Lethal Autonomous “Killer” Robots. LARs are machines that can decide to kill. Such technology has the potential to revolutionize modern warfare and more. The need for understanding LARs is essential to decide whether their development and possible deployment should be regulated or banned. This TechDebate centers on the question: are LARs ethical?

Ron Arkin, Robotics Professor at Georgia Tech’s College of Computing,
Rob Sparrow, Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University.

The TechDebates on Emerging Technologies is a debate series presented by the Center for Ethics and Technology (CET) at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Lethal autonomous robots must be stopped in their tracks

“The topic of killer robots was drawn back into the public sphere last week with the widely publicised call for a moratorium on the development and use of “lethal autonomous robotics” by a top UN human rights expert; and inevitably, this conjured up some familiar concerns.”

Read the full article on The Conversation