In Killer Robots, Marks asks: 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, a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Baylor University, disagrees: Nations that wish to maintain independence (sovereignty), he argues, must remain competitive in military AI. (“Advanced technology not only wins wars but gives pause to otherwise aggressive adversaries.”)
● If you’d like to explore the issues in video format, Dr. Marks appeared on Focus Today with Perry Atkinson at theDove.TV (January 10, 2020) (13:26 min) to provide an overview of the book:
● You can also catch an audio interview with Dr. Marks at Ed Martin at Phyllis Schlafly Eagles (9:51 min, January 10, 2020) and an open line format at Coast to Coast AM with Ian Punnett (January 17, 2020).
● Some thoughts from the book (short excerpts)
Further reading: 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)