Robo-Ethics: Do Autonomous Weapons Pose Greater Ethical Dangers or Rewards? (Video)

NPS challenges students to consider the ethics of unmanned systems

I had the tremendous pleasure this week of visiting the Naval Postgraduate School, where I participated in a discussion with Dr. Heather Roff and Dr. Bradley Strawser about the ethics, morality, legality, and practical implications of allowing weapons to autonomously make lethal decisions. The full session is below:



I’ll be writing more on this in the future — it is an elaboration of sorts on my article from this past May in Foreign Policy about a similar topic. But it was a tremendously detailed, challenging discussion, and I’m very excited to have been able to participate in it.

Joshua Foust is a writer and analyst who studies foreign policy.