Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

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Abramson Family Founders Room

School of International Service

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016

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Militaries around the world are racing to build robotic systems with increasing autonomy. What will happen when a Predator drone has as much autonomy as a Google car? Should machines be given the power to make life and death decisions in war? Paul Scharre, a former Army Ranger and Pentagon official, will talk about his new book, Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War.

Army of None was named one of Bill Gates’ Top 5 Books of 2018. Scharre will explore the technology behind autonomous weapons and the legal, moral, ethical, and strategic dimensions of this evolving technology. Paul Scharre is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security.


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Audrey Kurth Cronin, Professor of International Security, School of International Service, and Founding Director of the Center for Security, Innovation and New Technology


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Paul Scharre, Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program, Center for a New American Security, and author of Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War


This event is sponsored by American University's newly launched Center for Security, Innovation, and New Technology, and will be followed by a reception.

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Abramson Family Founders Room

School of International Service

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016

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