Author Archives: understandingempire

How intelligent drones are changing warfare

Interesting piece at Rolling Stone: “From autonomous swarms to high-tech cluster bombs, the latest wave of technology is here – and it will change the way we approach armed conflict”

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Opinion: robots and AI could soon have feelings….

Lots of interesting thoughts from Christopher Markou from Cambridge: Get used to hearing a lot more about artificial intelligence. Even if you discount the utopian and dystopian hyperbole, the 21st century will broadly be defined not just by advancements in … Continue reading

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Predator Empire – Reviews

Predator Empire has now picked up 4 positive reviews! Follow the links below: Reviews for Predator Empire Anna Jackman (2017) Antipode. Nayef Al-Rodhan (2016) Science. Courtney J. O’Connor (2016) London School of Economics: Tobias Burgers (2016) Krisis: Journal for Contemporary … Continue reading

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The Great War of Enclosure: Securing the Skies (2017)

I’m delighted that my most recent academic paper on drone warfare has been published by Antipode. Abstract and link below… Abstract Swarms of police drones, fleets of overhead delivery bots, and flocks of private security drones are set to multiply … Continue reading

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Predator Empire – 30% discount at UMP

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Empire in an Age of Robots and Drones

On July 7, 2016, police forces in Dallas attached a small explosive device to a robot and sent it to kill Micah Johnson, the gunman who shot five police officers at a Black Lives Matter rally. Dallas Police Chief David … Continue reading

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My upcoming book – Predator Empire

Due to be released in August with the University of Minnesota Press…

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