May 12, 2022

Will Tomorrow’s Wars Be Fought by Robots?

Artificial intelligence and autonomous systems are poised to change the battlefield, and with it, soldiers themselves. Today, the human cost of war is high. Will that be true of tomorrow’s wars, or will humans be removed from the front lines, left to orchestrate surgical drone strikes and autonomous technology behind the scenes? This week's guests include Paul Scharre, among others, to discuss these issues.

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