John R. Emery to Talk about the Future of War in the Era of A.I.

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Join us as Dr. John R. Emery discusses the changing ethics of warfare in the 21st Century and the future of Artificial Intelligence. This lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 10th from 4 to 5 PM in the Surfboard Room.

Still of a drone firing a missile
Still of the drone like the kind Dr. Emery will discuss in his lecture

With the development of lethal autonomous weapons, drone swarm, and artificial intelligence, the landscape of warfare in the modern era is changing and raising with it some important new questions about the ethics of war. Dr. Emery will discuss these ethical dilemmas, such as how the prospect of robots without a ‘human in the loop’ changes how we think about killing in war. His explorations of these dilemmas will seek to understand how modern warfare causes us to rethink our assumptions about humanity, ethics, and the unchanging nature of war.

Still of Dr. Emery speaking about the ethics of war at the L.A. Louver Art Gallery.
Dr. Emery speaking about the ethics of war at the L.A. Louver Art Gallery.

Dr. John R. Emery is a lecturer for the International Studies program at Chapman University, specializing in National Security, Technology, and the Ethics of War. His research on U.S. drone warfare in Yemen and Pakistan and the adoption of drone technology by humanitarian organizations like MSF and UN Peacekeeping missions has been published in Peace Review and Ethics & International Affairs.

Join us to hear what Dr. Emery has to say about this important and timely issue.


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John R. Emery to Talk about the Future of War in the Era of A.I.