Aspen Ideas Festival

Are We Sure We Want to Let Robots Kill?

Season 2 Episode 133 | 53m 31s

Just because robots can do jobs that humans otherwise do, does that mean that they should? This question becomes especially difficult when we task a robot with applying lethal force. At an alarming rate, militaries from around the globe are employing AI to optimize operations and build weapons systems (i.e. robots!) to take on more and more roles and tasks previously undertaken by human warfighter

Aired: 06/30/17

Rating: NR

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