skip to content
Army of none : autonomous weapons and the future of war Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Army of none : autonomous weapons and the future of war

Author: Paul Scharre
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2019. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"The era of autonomous weapons has arrived. Today around the globe, at least thirty nations have weapons that can search for and destroy enemy targets all on their own. Paul Scharre, a leading expert in next-generation warfare, describes these and other high tech weapons systems--from Israel's Harpy drone to the American submarine-hunting robot ship Sea Hunter--and examines the legal and ethical issues surrounding  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Scharre
ISBN: 9780393356588 0393356582
OCLC Number: 1088899106
Description: ix, 446 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Part I: Robocalypse now. The coming swarm : the military robotics revolution ; The Terminator and the Roomba : what is autonomy? ; Machines that kill : what is an autonomous weapon? --
Part II: Building the Terminator. The future being built today : autonomous missiles, drones, and robot swarms ; Inside the puzzle palace : is the Pentagon building autonomous weapons? ; Crossing the threshold : approving autonomous weapons ; World War R : robotic weapons around the world ; Garage bots : DIY killer robots --
Part III: Runaway gun. Robots run amok : failure in autonomous systems ; Command and decision : Can autonomous weapons be used safely? ; Black box : the weird, alien world of deep neural networks ; Failing deadly : the risk of autonomous weapons --
Part IV: Flash war. Bot vs. bot : an arms race in speed ; The invisible war : autonomy in cyberspace ; "Summoning the demon" : the rise of intelligent machines --
Part V: The fight to ban autonomous weapons. Robots on trial : autonomous weapons and the laws of war ; Soulless killers : the morality of autonomous weapons ; Playing with fire : autonomous weapons and stability --
Part VI: Averting armageddon : the weapon of policy. Centaur warfighters : humans + machines ; The Pope and the crossbow : the mixed history of arms control ; Are autonomous weapons inevitable? : the search for lethal laws of robotics --
No fate but what we make --
How robotic weapons are transforming the battlefield today.
Other Titles: Autonomous weapons and the future of war
Responsibility: Paul Scharre.

Abstract:

"The era of autonomous weapons has arrived. Today around the globe, at least thirty nations have weapons that can search for and destroy enemy targets all on their own. Paul Scharre, a leading expert in next-generation warfare, describes these and other high tech weapons systems--from Israel's Harpy drone to the American submarine-hunting robot ship Sea Hunter--and examines the legal and ethical issues surrounding their use. 'A smart primer to what's to come in warfare' (Bruce Schneier), Army of None engages military history, global policy, and cutting-edge science to explore the implications of giving weapons the freedom to make life and death decisions. A former soldier himself, Scharre argues that we must embrace technology where it can make war more precise and humane, but when the choice is life or death, there is no replacement for the human heart."--Back cover.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1088899106> # Army of none : autonomous weapons and the future of war
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "1088899106" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/623.4/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4527895027#Topic/war_forecasting> ; # War--Forecasting
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4527895027#Topic/robotics_military_applications> ; # Robotics--Military applications
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4527895027#Topic/military_robots_moral_and_ethical_aspects> ; # Military robots--Moral and ethical aspects
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4527895027#Topic/military_weapons_technological_innovations> ; # Military weapons--Technological innovations
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4527895027#Topic/weapons_systems_technological_innovations> ; # Weapons systems--Technological innovations
    schema:alternateName "Autonomous weapons and the future of war" ;
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4527895027#Person/scharre_paul> ; # Paul Scharre
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2019" ;
    schema:description ""The era of autonomous weapons has arrived. Today around the globe, at least thirty nations have weapons that can search for and destroy enemy targets all on their own. Paul Scharre, a leading expert in next-generation warfare, describes these and other high tech weapons systems--from Israel's Harpy drone to the American submarine-hunting robot ship Sea Hunter--and examines the legal and ethical issues surrounding their use. 'A smart primer to what's to come in warfare' (Bruce Schneier), Army of None engages military history, global policy, and cutting-edge science to explore the implications of giving weapons the freedom to make life and death decisions. A former soldier himself, Scharre argues that we must embrace technology where it can make war more precise and humane, but when the choice is life or death, there is no replacement for the human heart."--Back cover."@en ;
    schema:description "Part I: Robocalypse now. The coming swarm : the military robotics revolution ; The Terminator and the Roomba : what is autonomy? ; Machines that kill : what is an autonomous weapon? -- Part II: Building the Terminator. The future being built today : autonomous missiles, drones, and robot swarms ; Inside the puzzle palace : is the Pentagon building autonomous weapons? ; Crossing the threshold : approving autonomous weapons ; World War R : robotic weapons around the world ; Garage bots : DIY killer robots -- Part III: Runaway gun. Robots run amok : failure in autonomous systems ; Command and decision : Can autonomous weapons be used safely? ; Black box : the weird, alien world of deep neural networks ; Failing deadly : the risk of autonomous weapons -- Part IV: Flash war. Bot vs. bot : an arms race in speed ; The invisible war : autonomy in cyberspace ; "Summoning the demon" : the rise of intelligent machines -- Part V: The fight to ban autonomous weapons. Robots on trial : autonomous weapons and the laws of war ; Soulless killers : the morality of autonomous weapons ; Playing with fire : autonomous weapons and stability -- Part VI: Averting armageddon : the weapon of policy. Centaur warfighters : humans + machines ; The Pope and the crossbow : the mixed history of arms control ; Are autonomous weapons inevitable? : the search for lethal laws of robotics -- No fate but what we make -- How robotic weapons are transforming the battlefield today."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4527895027> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Army of none : autonomous weapons and the future of war"@en ;
    schema:productID "1088899106" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780393356588> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1088899106> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4527895027#Person/scharre_paul> # Paul Scharre
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Scharre" ;
    schema:givenName "Paul" ;
    schema:name "Paul Scharre" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4527895027#Topic/military_robots_moral_and_ethical_aspects> # Military robots--Moral and ethical aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Military robots--Moral and ethical aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4527895027#Topic/military_weapons_technological_innovations> # Military weapons--Technological innovations
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Military weapons--Technological innovations"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4527895027#Topic/robotics_military_applications> # Robotics--Military applications
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Robotics--Military applications"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4527895027#Topic/weapons_systems_technological_innovations> # Weapons systems--Technological innovations
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Weapons systems--Technological innovations"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780393356588>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0393356582" ;
    schema:isbn "9780393356588" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.