Wired for War: Everything You Wanted to Know about Robots and War but Were Afraid to Ask, P.W. Singer
Thursday, November 29, 6:00 p.m., Moot Court, Room 100, Faculty of Law, 3660 Peel Street [Map]
In the last decade, robotics has moved from the world of science fiction onto the battlefield, and soon onto the home front. The U.S. military for example, went from having a handful of unarmed “drones” to more than 8,000 in the air and another 12,000 on the ground. It is joined by over 50 other nations in using military robotics, from Canada, France and the U.K., to Russia, China, and Iran. And now, this new technology is increasingly starting to be used in fields that range from law enforcement to media and journalism.