If you think lectures need more robots, here’s a speaker for you:
“Wired for War: Everything You Wanted to Know about Robots and War, but Were Afraid to Ask… Afraid to Ask… Afraid to Ask…”
Peter Singer, The Brookings Institution
An amazing revolution is taking place on the battlefield, starting to change not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and ethics that surround war itself. This upheaval is already afoot–remote-controlled planes carry out air strikes into Pakistan, while the number of unmanned systems on the ground in Iraq has gone from zero to 12,000 over the last five years. In his lecture, Peter Singer suggests that this is only the start. The latest prototypes are not only faster, but also smarter, ranging in size from planes with wings the length of a football field to tiny drones the size of an insect. What happens as science fiction becomes battefield reality? How must we respond?
Date: Tonight, Monday January 25
Time: 8 pm
Place: Russell House