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Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

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As technology continues to advance, the development of autonomous weapons, such as drones and robots, has become a hotly debated topic. While some argue these weapons reduce the risk of human casualties and make warfare more efficient, others are cautious about the potential consequences of removing human decision-making from the battlefield. Join Prabu and award-winning author Paul Scharre (Four Battlegrounds, Army of None) as they discuss the ethical, legal and technological implications of the use of autonomous weapons in modern warfare.

Note: At the time of this recording, Paul Scharre was a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is now Executive Vice President and Director of Studies.

Prabu David is provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Prior to taking on that role in 2023, David was dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University.