Peter Asaro recently gave three talks, “The Consequences of Autonomous Weapons,” Conference on Robots in Arms: Search for a Future Arms Control Regime to Regulate Autonomous Weapons, Evangelische Akademie of Loccum, Germany; “When a Robot Decides Whether You Live or Die,” Night of Philosophy and Ideas,
Killer robots are coming: Scientists warn UN needs treaty to maintain human control over all weapons Killer robots raise the prospect of a new kind of war; one in which it’s possible to selectively target and slaughter entire populations at little cost Read the interview
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Peter Asaro’s review of the new film “Eye in the Sky” was published this week: http://scienceandfilm.org/articles/2686/dr-peter-asaro-on-drone-technology-in-eye-in-the-sky Peter Asaro was also quoted in this Gulf News article: http://gulfnews.com/opinion/thinkers/should-we-ban-killer-robots-of-the-future-1.1697818
Peter Asaro was quoted in this Philadelphia Inquirer piece on Drones a couple weeks ago: http://www.philly.com/philly/living/Rise_of_the_drones.html He was also featured in David Levine’s latest podcast for HearsayCulture on Stanford Radio KZSU: http://www.hearsayculture.com/show-236-prof-peter-asaro-on-killer-robots-posted/
Faculty Member, Peter Asaro was quoted in the New York Times on November 11, 2014, on the ethical implications self-targeting missiles and autonomous weapons: “Our concern is with how the targets are determined, and more importantly who determines them,” said Peter Asaro, a co-founder and
Faculty member, Peter Asaro was quoted this week, in Slate article, discussing the viral phenomenon of birds-attack-drones videos on YouTube. To view full article: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2014/10/birds_attacking_drones_why_these_videos_make_us_cheer.html
Faculty member, Peter Asaro was quoted in this Fast Company article on October 23, 3014, discussing corporate responsibility and ethics for companies that develop robotics. To view full article click here
Peter Asaro, Assistant Professor, was featured on NPR this morning where he discussed the topic of lethal robots. To listen please click here.
Peter Asaro discusses how robotics in changing the nature of armed combat. Specifically he addresses the concerns over robots as fully autonomous weapons charged with making decisions about lethal engagement. The article can be found here.
In “How Safe is Drone Filmmaking,” Peter Asaro is featured as a professor of Media Studies at the New School in New York. In discussing the ethics and aesthetics involved in drone filmmaking, Asaro contributes his stance on how and what needs to be considered
Faculty member Peter Asaro, a renowned expert in “killer robots”, or, military drones, will be giving a lecture about drones at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities on Monday, September 23, 2013. For more information please visit the center’s website.
In many ways, these technologies are redefining our traditional notion of warfare. -Peter Asaro Media Studies faculty member and active member of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots spoke today on The New School’s podcast, “Research Radio”, about his research on unmanned military drones. For