SALON: Make Way for Warbots?
Lethal autonomous weapons systems that can target opponents do not yet exist—and human rights groups hope they never will. As argued at the 2015 Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva, killer robots only make war more likely. But proponents say robots may actually save lives.
Not only are they more precise, they would eliminate the emotional decision-making that often arises in the fog of war. With development of warbots now underway, this Salon spotlights an important debate on the moral benefits and costs of these killer machines.
What is a Salon event?
World Science Festival Brisbane SALON events invite you to dive deeper into the science of specific topics, these informal discussions challenge participants to consider their shared passions from a fresh perspective.
By starting a dialogue, the Salon is designed to spark new explorations of science by the participants and the audience. The Salon sessions are smaller in capacity so audience and participants can enter into conversation at a detailed and thorough level.
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