Post Tagged with: "killer robots"

Technological Terror, Killer Robots, and Black Mirror’s ‘Metalhead’

Technological Terror, Killer Robots, and Black Mirror’s ‘Metalhead’

A world that emphasizes the role of efficiency-driven technological solutions could produce a universe in which humanity is terrorized by its own technological offspring.

Like Drone Strikes, ‘Eye in the Sky’ Is Much Less Accurate than Claimed

Like Drone Strikes, ‘Eye in the Sky’ Is Much Less Accurate than Claimed

Eye in the Sky fails to explore the real utilitarian calculations, and ethical concerns, of the US Coalition drone programme.

Technological Innovation and Diffusion: Consequences for IR

Technological Innovation and Diffusion: Consequences for IR

Humanity is increasingly going to be faced with technological changes that challenge politics and law at every level. It is unclear whether existing institutions will be able to cope.

Hybridity and Humility: What of the Human in Posthuman Security?

Hybridity and Humility: What of the Human in Posthuman Security?

The speculative nature of posthumanism requires that we have some sense of imagination as to how our humanity might comprehensively be affected by technology.

The Peloponnesian War and Killer Robots: Norms of Protection in Security Policy

The Peloponnesian War and Killer Robots: Norms of Protection in Security Policy

We need not be grateful for the ‘protection’ of killer robots; we may instead mimic Lysistrata and humanize the very structure of protection in the 21st century.

The Ethics of Killer Robots

The Ethics of Killer Robots

As the line between peace and war further blurs, autonomous weapons offer clear advantages while simultaneously raising powerful, but somewhat nebulous, moral concerns.

War from a Distance: The Ethics of Killer Robots

War from a Distance: The Ethics of Killer Robots

Using robots for targeted killing raises the question if this practice counts as “war”. Deciding about killer robots means deciding about the future of war and killing.

Robocop and Iran

Robocop and Iran

The 2014 remake of ‘Robocop’ presents lots of interesting talking points for those in the IR community such as the debate over a US war with Iran & the use of killer robots.

“Killer Robots”: Double Standards? Blind Faith?

“Killer Robots”: Double Standards? Blind Faith?

It is strange that we vest in a piece of machinery the moral blame that belongs to humans, and alarming that faith in technology and the power of numbers is leading us down a dangerous path.

Much Ado About Killer Robots

Much Ado About Killer Robots

The spectre of Killer Robots is haunting the world. However, it is by no means clear what they are. Humans have not needed much persuasion to kill. Are robots really any worse?

Autonomous Weapons Systems and the Future of War

Autonomous Weapons Systems and the Future of War

It is best to internationally limit the uses and capabilities of autonomous weapons outside war zones (e.g. domestic counterterrorism and police uses) and especially with respect to offensive roles.

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