May 09, 2018
MWI Podcast: The Future of Autonomous War, with Paul Scharre
The fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and autonomous technology are exploding in development. So how will these advancements change the way we fight future wars? In this episode of the MWI Podcast, Paul Scharre explains the drivers and limiting factors of autonomous weapons systems and discusses the trends that will make machines increasingly central to the conduct of military operations. Scharre is the director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security.
Listen to this podcast at the Modern War Institute
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