Transcription: 014: Kelsey Atherton: Demystifying Drones, the Morality of Automation, and the Future of Warfare

This week I talk to Kelsey Atherton a staff writer at Popular Science Magazine. He primarily covers unmanned vehicles and defense technology. First we look at drones and different development projects being worked on as well as current and potential legislation surrounding drones. Then we move into automated technology and discuss moral dilemmas that come with programming machines to think for themselves using an example by MIT called the Moral Machine. Finally, we get into defense technology and some old weapons that are relevant today as well as future technologies. Kelsey also weighs in on some ethical questions of warfare.

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