Do Drones Dream of Electric Sheep? Ethics and War in the 21st Century

Emerging technologies bring new strategic, legal, and moral challenges. We will explore the latest political and ethical debates such as autonomous robotics in military and surveillance functions, the definition of what constitutes an act of cyberwar, the eventuality of a conflict in space, the rise of hypersonic weapons, and the dangers of militarized artificial intelligence, among others. Eric Fanning, Secretary of the Army under the Obama Administration, will offer his insights into how technology has transformed our understanding of morality and ethics in conflict.

Guests: Eric Fanning, the 22nd Secretary of the Army under President Obama

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Faculty Dining Room