Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War
Monday, March 21, 2022
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Paul Scharre, PhD
Vice President and Director of Studies
Center for a New American Security
Militaries around the world are racing to build robotic systems with increasing autonomy. What will happen when a Predator drone has as much autonomy as a Google car? Should machines be given the power to make life and death decisions in war? Paul Scharre, a former Army Ranger and Pentagon official, will present ideas developed in his book, Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War, that won the 2019 Colby Award and was named one of Bill Gates’ Top 5 Books of 2018. He will explore the technology behind autonomous weapons and the legal, moral, ethical, and strategic dimensions of this evolving technology. Paul Scharre is the Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security.