This seminar is held in collaboration with the Institute for Science and Ethics, an Oxford Martin School Institute
Summary: Governments and armies around the world are investing heavily in highly sophisticated robotics weapons systems. Some systems, such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ('drones') and bomb disposal robots, are already operational; many more will be in the not too distant future. Do these systems pose distinctive legal and ethical challenges? Should they be designed to replace human service personnel, or is the idea of a 'killer robot' morally and legally abhorrent? In this seminar, we discuss these and similar questions.
- Dr Alexander Leveringhaus, James Martin Fellow, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, Oxford Martin School
Mr Dapo Akande, Co-Director, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations
Chair: Dr Bennett Foddy, Deputy Director, Institute for Science and Ethics
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All the seminars are free and open to all; however booking is recommended. Sandwich lunch provided