Army of None by Paul Scharre audiobook

Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

By Paul Scharre
Read by Roger Wayne

Tantor Audio 9780393608984

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781541419681

  • ISBN: 9781541419681

Category: Nonfiction/Technology & Engineering
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Paul Scharre, a Pentagon defense expert and former U.S. Army Ranger, explores what it would mean to give machines authority over the ultimate decision of life or death.

Scharre's far-ranging investigation examines the emergence of autonomous weapons, the movement to ban them, and the legal and ethical issues surrounding their use. He spotlights artificial intelligence in military technology, spanning decades of innovation from German noise-seeking Wren torpedoes in World War II—antecedents of today's homing missiles—to autonomous cyber weapons, submarine-hunting robot ships, and robot tank armies.

Through interviews with defense experts, ethicists, psychologists, and activists, Scharre surveys what challenges might face "centaur warfighters" on future battlefields, which will combine human and machine cognition. We've made tremendous technological progress in the past few decades, but we have also glimpsed the terrifying mishaps that can result from complex automated systems—such as when advanced F-twenty-two fighter jets experienced a computer meltdown the first time they flew over the International Date Line.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The era of autonomous weapons is upon us. In Army of None, Scharre combines his experience as a warrior and his insight as a policy researcher to paint a comprehensive picture of exactly what such an era will look like. He masterfully weaves together threads tying future weapon systems, artificial intelligence, and policy imperatives to deliver a book that is simply a must-read for anyone interested in military technology and its broader implications.” Amir Husain, author of The Sentient Machine
“A tour de force of the future of war technology. A former US Army Ranger turned defense analyst, Paul Scharre has been there and back. He skillfully uses that background to blend personal experience and thoughtful analysis into a highly readable journey through the world of robots on the battlefield and beyond.” P. W. Singer, author of Cybersecurity and Cyberwar

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Author

Author Bio: Paul Scharre

Author Bio: Paul Scharre

Paul Scharre is a former US Army Ranger who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is currently the director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security; he is also a contributor to Foreign Policy, Politico and the New York Times. He lives in Virginia.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Technology & Engineering
Audience: Adult
Language: English