August 07, 2018

Six arrested after Venezuelan president dodges apparent assassination attempt

By Paul Scharre

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was speaking at a military event when a drone carrying plastic explosives detonated on Saturday. CNAS Technology and National Security Director Paul Scharre speaks to NBC News on the growing threat of drones.

Listen to the segment and more from NBC News

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    CNAS Tech: How (Not) to Talk About AI & Lethality

    The U.S. Army recently announced its new Advanced Targeting & Lethality Automated System, or ATLAS program. The announcement generated concern and media headlines about the le...

    By Paul Scharre, Kara Frederick & Megan Lamberth

  • Video
    • September 18, 2018
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  • Commentary
    • Foreign Policy
    • September 13, 2018
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    By Paul Scharre

    • Commentary
    • May 11, 2018
    Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

    What happens when a Predator drone has as much autonomy as a Google car? Or when a weapon that can hunt its own targets is hacked? Although it sounds like science fiction, the...

    By Paul Scharre

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