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RoboCup 2019 talks: RoboWarfare

Should robots have the right to kill?

We owe so much of our technological innovation to the relationship between the tech industry and the military, without it we wouldn’t have satellite navigation or the internet. So what happens when military engineers start building lethal autonomous weapons who can make their own decisions on the frontline?

A future where robots march alongside human soldiers into battle is no longer just a science fiction fantasy. The rise of robots could make warfare safer for civilians and reduce the lethality of war, but should robots ever have the right to kill?

Join law expert Lyria Bennett Moses, professor of AI Toby Walsh and autonomous weapons systems researcher Jai Galliott, to explore the quandaries and benefits of robots and AI on the frontline.

Presented by UNSW Centre for Ideas as a part of RoboCup 2019 Sydney, an international robot soccer competition and robotics conference.

Part of the UNSW Grand Challenge: Living with 21st Century Technology.



Thursday 4 July 2019 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm


General admission: $10.00

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