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The Big Question: What is the Future of Warfare?

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm UTC-5

Artificial intelligence in warfare is here, and it is here to stay. While the public debate in recent years has been centered whether “killer robots” should be developed and deployed, the question is no longer “should we automate warfare” but “what is the future of AI backed warfare.” This is the broader question asked of our panelists for this opening webinar. As the opener, panelists will be tasked to define for the audience what is artificial intelligence in this context, and where we are today. From there, they will engage with questions such as: what are the new frontier of AI in warfare? Should AI simply be used for threat assessment, or should we go as far as we can and have automated systems fight wars for us in the future?


  • James Rogers, Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at SDU and Associate Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science foreign policy think tank (LSE IDEAS)
  • Branka Marijan, Senior Researcher, Project Ploughshares

Moderator: Vijay Ganesh, University of Waterloo


June 9
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm UTC-5
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