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Killer Robots on the Radio

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Artificial intelligence expert Robert J. Marks (right) author of The Case for Killer Robots, (listen to the Executive Summary and Introduction here) has been discussing the key issue he raises with various hosts across the country: Can we afford to let hostile powers develop AI warfare and not do so ourselves? Here are some of them, if you want to listen in:

January 13, 2020 at Kevin Wall Radio, KBET, Las Vegas, NV (55:42 min):


Jared Fisher talks about how he started his small business. Dr. Robert Marks (Director of the Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence at Discovery Institute, and a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at Baylor University) talks about his new book on killer robots.

January 13, 2020 at the Bill Meyer Show, KMED / KCMD, Medford, OR (52:47 min)

Open phones and topics and news starts, later in the hour… the case for KILLER ROBOTS. Guest to discuss that is Dr. Robert Marks.

January 17, 2020 with Simon Conway, WMT / WHO, Cedar Rapids, IA (29 min) :


Robert Marks’ makes a moral case for the use of killer robots.

January 21, 2020 with Kirby Wilbur at KVI, Seattle, WA (18:47 min)

Listen here.

In ’The Case for Killer Robots: Why America’s Military Needs to Continue Development of Lethal AI”, artificial intelligence expert Robert J. Marks investigates the potential military use of lethal AI and examines the practical and ethical challenges. Dr. Marks directs the Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence at Discovery Institute, and he is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Baylor University and he is Kirby’s guest this podcast.

You can download and read the book free here. Robert J. Marks is Director of the Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence.

Further reading:

Book at a Glance: Robert J. Marks’s The Case for Killer Robots asks the question many commentators want to avoid: What if ambitious nations such as China and Iran develop lethal AI military technology but the United States does not? Many sources (30 countries, 110+ NGOs, 4500 AI experts, the UN Secretary General, the EU, and 26 Nobel Laureates) have called for these lethal AI weapons to be banned. Dr. Marks disagrees: Deterrence reduces violence, he argues. 

Why we can’t just ban killer robots Should we develop them for military use? The answer isn’t pretty. It is yes. (Robert J. Marks) (February 15, 2019)

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