Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War
A Book Conversation with Paul Scharre
- Paul Scharre, Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program, Center for a New American Security
- Derek Chollet, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor for Security and Defense Policy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Militaries around the world are racing to build robotic systems that are increasingly autonomous. What will happen when a Predator drone has as much autonomy as a Google car? Should machines be given the power to make life-and-death decisions in war? Paul Scharre, a former Army Ranger and Pentagon official, discusses these questions in his latest book, Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War.
As a part of its Future of American Power series, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) invites you to a conversation with Scharre to discuss how next-generation weapons are changing the nature of warfare.
The book talk will be moderated by GMF Executive Vice President Derek Chollet and will explore the technology behind autonomous weapons and the legal, moral, ethical, and strategic dimensions of this evolving technology.
GMF’s Future of American Power series discusses new books focusing on U.S. power in the world. In line with GMF's mission to strengthen transatlantic relations, these conversations specifically focus on the implications of U.S. foreign policy for its European partners, as well as other key regions for the transatlantic relationship.