TechDebate: Lethal Autonomous ("Killer") Robots

TitleTechDebate: Lethal Autonomous ("Killer") Robots
Publication TypeAudiovisual
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsArkin, R, Sparrow, R
Corporate AuthorsGeorgia Institute of Technology, Center for Technology Ethics,
Series TitleTechDebates on Emerging Technologies
Date Published11/2013
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordscomputer , emerging , ENGINEERING , MILITARY , professional
AbstractThis video from the Georgia Tech Center for Ethics & Technology was published on Nov 21, 2013. It is the first in a series of TechDebates on Emerging Technologies and focused on Lethal Autonomous "Killer" Robots. LARs are machines that can decide to kill. Such technology has the potential to revolutionize modern warfare and more. The need for understanding LARs is essential to decide whether their development and possible deployment should be regulated or banned. This TechDebate centers on the question: are LARs ethical? (89 min)