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The Resource Army of none : autonomous weapons and the future of war, Paul Scharre

Army of none : autonomous weapons and the future of war, Paul Scharre

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Army of none : autonomous weapons and the future of war
Title
Army of none
Title remainder
autonomous weapons and the future of war
Statement of responsibility
Paul Scharre
Title variation
Autonomous weapons and the future of war
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What happens when a Predator drone has as much autonomy as a Google car? Although it sounds like science fiction, the technology to create weapons that could hunt and destroy targets on their own already exists. Paul Scharre, a leading expert in emerging weapons technologies, draws on incisive research and firsthand experience to explore how increasingly autonomous weapons are changing warfare. This far-ranging investigation examines the emergence of fully autonomous weapons, the movement to ban them, and the legal and ethical issues surrounding their use. Scharre spotlights the role of artificial intelligence in military technology, spanning decades of innovation from German noise-seeking Wren torpedoes in World War II--antecedents of today's armed drones--to autonomous cyber weapons. At the forefront of a game-changing debate, Army of None engages military history, global policy, and bleeding-edge science to explore what it would mean to give machines authority over the ultimate decision: life or death."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scharre, Paul
Dewey number
623.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
UG479
LC item number
.S37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Military robots
  • Military weapons
  • Weapons systems
  • Robotics
  • War
Label
Army of none : autonomous weapons and the future of war, Paul Scharre
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the power over life and death -- Robopocalypse now. The coming swarm: the military robotics revolution ; The terminator and the roomba: what is autonomy? ; Machines that kill: what is an autonomous weapon? -- Building the terminator. The future of being built today: autonomous missiles, drones, and robot swarms ; Inside the puzzle palace: is the Pentagon building autonomous weapons? ; Crossing the threshold: approving autonomous weapons ; World war R: robotic weapons around the world ; Garage bots: DIY killer robots -- Runaway gun. Robots run amok: failure in autonomous systems ; Command and decision: can autonomous weapons be used safely? ; Black box: the weird, alien world of deep neural networks ; Failing deadly: the risk of autonomous weapons -- Flash war. Bot vs. bot: an arms race in speed ; The invisible war: autonomy in cyberspace ; "Summoning the demon": the rise of intelligent machines -- The fight to ban autonomous weapons. Robots on trial: autonomous weapons and the laws of war ; Soulless killers: the morality of autonomous weapons ; Playing with fire: autonomous weapons and stability -- Averting armageddon: the weapon of policy. Centaur warfighters: humans + machines ; The pope and the crossbow: the mixed history of arms control ; Are autonomous weapons inevitable?: the search for lethal laws of robotics -- Conclusion: no fate but what we make
Control code
ocn988276651
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 436 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393608984
Lccn
2017053908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393608984
  • (OCoLC)988276651
Label
Army of none : autonomous weapons and the future of war, Paul Scharre
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the power over life and death -- Robopocalypse now. The coming swarm: the military robotics revolution ; The terminator and the roomba: what is autonomy? ; Machines that kill: what is an autonomous weapon? -- Building the terminator. The future of being built today: autonomous missiles, drones, and robot swarms ; Inside the puzzle palace: is the Pentagon building autonomous weapons? ; Crossing the threshold: approving autonomous weapons ; World war R: robotic weapons around the world ; Garage bots: DIY killer robots -- Runaway gun. Robots run amok: failure in autonomous systems ; Command and decision: can autonomous weapons be used safely? ; Black box: the weird, alien world of deep neural networks ; Failing deadly: the risk of autonomous weapons -- Flash war. Bot vs. bot: an arms race in speed ; The invisible war: autonomy in cyberspace ; "Summoning the demon": the rise of intelligent machines -- The fight to ban autonomous weapons. Robots on trial: autonomous weapons and the laws of war ; Soulless killers: the morality of autonomous weapons ; Playing with fire: autonomous weapons and stability -- Averting armageddon: the weapon of policy. Centaur warfighters: humans + machines ; The pope and the crossbow: the mixed history of arms control ; Are autonomous weapons inevitable?: the search for lethal laws of robotics -- Conclusion: no fate but what we make
Control code
ocn988276651
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 436 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393608984
Lccn
2017053908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393608984
  • (OCoLC)988276651

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