Ian Kerr and Katie Szilagyi will present Asleep at the Switch? How Lethal Autonomous Robots Become a Force Multiplier of Military Necessity at the Military Robotics Panel Presentation on Sunday, April 22nd at 3:15pm at We Robot 2012 at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida. Ian Kerr is a Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa, Canada, where he holds cross-appointments to the Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Philosophy. He has a Ph.D. in Philosophy and a JD from Western University. Dr. Kerr is the Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law & Technology. Katie Szilagyi is a current J.D. candidate at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She will clerk at the Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa, Ontario in 2012-2013. Her primary research interest is in legal responses to social and structural challenges created by new technologies.
Ian Kerr & Katie Szilagyi on “Asleep at the Switch? How Lethal Autonomous Robots Become a Force Multiplier of Military Necessity”
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Robotics seems increasingly likely to become a transformative technology. This conference will build on existing scholarship exploring the role of robotics to examine how the increasing sophistication of robots and their widespread deployment everywhere from the home, to hospitals, to public spaces, and even to the battlefield disrupts existing legal regimes or requires rethinking of various policy issues.
If you are on the front lines of robot theory, design, or development, we hope to see you and to enable conversations between the people designing, building, and deploying robots, and the people who design or influence the legal and social structures in which robots will operate.
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