Autonomous Weapons panel discussion with Subramanian Ramamoorthy, Nehal Bhuta and Maya Brehm
Mon 29 April 2019
Advances in artificial intelligence can transform modern warfare: future fully autonomous weapon systems could identify, track, and destroy targets without human intervention. Cyber weapons could attack critical infrastructure or produce propaganda to influence opinion. Partially automated human guided drones have already been used by the US in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, and Syria. Elon Musk, a pessimist about the future of AI, predicts that the race for AI supremacy will be the most likely cause of World War 3.
Third in a series of public discussions, this event covered the ethics of using AI advances in modern warfare.