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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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Autonomous U.S. Navy drone lands on aircraft carrier

The U.S. Navy’s X-47B made “history” last week when it landed on the U.S.S. George H. W. Bush near Virginia. The Northrop Grumman craft is actually being wound down, but represents a glimpse of the coming systems that the U.S. … Continue reading

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The Future of Killer Robots: Are We Really Losing Humanity?

[This article was published online at e-International Relations on 11/12/12] The Future of Killer Robots: Are We Really Losing Humanity? Science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov famously formulated “The Three Laws of Robotics” to protect humans from their artificial creations. They were … Continue reading

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Are Drones an Existential Threat?

Last week it came to light that Cambridge researchers are busy investigating whether technology could one day end up destroying civilization. Could robots wipe out mankind? It’s a question that science-fiction has sunk its teeth into for decades, if not … Continue reading

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Losing Humanity: Ban Killer Robots

Autonomous robots are on the horizon. The military’s creative minds are seeking new ways to remove direct human control from the ‘kill chain’. At least, that’s the conclusion I gleaned from investigating some of the U.S. Department of Defense’s recent publications. One of the … Continue reading

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The future of drone warfare: autonomy

An article from the Washington Post that looks into the future of drone warfare, and the ethics of autonomy. At Fort Benning, GA, automated and unpiloted planes were able to search for, detect, and zero in on targets. One of … Continue reading

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