Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

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. What happens when a Predator drone has as much autonomy as a Google car? Or when a weapon that can hunt its own targets is hacked? Although it sounds like science fiction, the technology already exists to create weapons th A Pentagon defense expert and former U.S. Army Ranger explores what it would mean to give machines authority over the...

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Title:Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War
Author:Paul Scharre
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Genres:Science
ISBN:0393608980
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War Reviews

  • Theresa Leone Davidson
    May 29, 2018
    This is a well written, reasoned, and completely scary synopsis of robotics and the part they currently play in national defense for several different countries, including that of the United States. First glaring impression while you read: if you are a fan of the Terminator movies, you...
  • Kelley
    Jul 28, 2018
    A one-stop shop for lethal autonomous weapons. ...
  • Artur Coelho
    Jul 08, 2018
    Debatemos a automação e robótica como uma inevitabilidade, dando como adquirido um futuro próximo onde os robots, sob as mais variadas formas, de grandes máquinas industriais a algoritmos de inteligência artificial, irão dominar a indústria e serviços. A discussão sobre os im...
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    Jun 04, 2018
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  • Lachinchon
    Aug 02, 2018
    Paul Scharre?s book is a balanced, evenhanded presentation of the arguments and issues involved in the development, restriction, or ban of fully autonomous weapons (and weapons of lesser degrees of autonomy). It is the perfect primer for reasonable discussion of this literally lethal...
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    Jun 16, 2018
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  • Alex Black
    Aug 07, 2018
    Not just a timely look at the technology, but also a review of previous failures and successes in setting mutually adhered to bounds governing the use of new weapons in warfare. ...
  • Andrew Mathis
    Jul 09, 2018
    Sobering Well-written explanation of autonomous weapon development and a consideration for possible restraints that should or could be implemented as they are available in war. ...
  • Jonathan
    Jul 10, 2018
    A thorough and thoughtful survey but - as befits a defense analyst - suffers from American Pentagon speeh which isn't famous for it's brevity or elegance! ...
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    Mar 26, 2018
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  • Niels Bergervoet
    Jun 22, 2018
    A really great overview of autonomous weapons, AI in weaponry and all the issues concerned with it. What is really special about this book is that the author can clearly eplain this really complex debate, because what is autonomy? What is the problem with it? Should we ban it completel...
  • R L
    Jul 23, 2018
    A thought-provoking book about autonomous weaponry and the modern era, with insights on every aspect of autonomy from rhoombas to terminators. With artificial intelligence making headlines everyday as computers are mastering skills thought to lie beyond their capabilities, like beating...
  • Mick
    Aug 12, 2018
    A very good exploration of autonomous weapons, AI, and the potential of future technology in war. Written in very simple language. Worth your time. ...
  • Ayushman
    Jul 20, 2018
    The book brilliantly works in the effect of automation on the operation of complex systems, normal accidents and high reliability organisation. Additionally interesting is the the historical overview and the future scope of the laws governing weapons. ...
  • Dr. Joseph R. Berger
    May 22, 2018
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  • David Knadler
    May 14, 2018
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  • Yip Jung Hon
    Aug 07, 2018
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  • Jeff
    May 23, 2018
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  • Kenneth H Anderson
    Jun 27, 2018
    Link to a review of Paul Scharre's "Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War" (WW Norton, 2018), reviewed by Professor Stephanie Carvin (Carleton University, Ottawa), published on the Lawfare: National Security and Law website, April 26, 2018, and posted to Goodreads by L...
  • Eliot Gehley
    Jul 02, 2018
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  • Michael D. Kanner
    Jul 19, 2018
    With this, Scharre shows that he is one of the best writers on technology and security today. Using his military and bureaucratic experience, he discusses the technological, legal and ethical challenges of autonomous weapons systems. There is no hype and he is even-handed in presenting...
  • Kevin Fernandez & Evelyn  Fernandez
    Jun 24, 2018
    Amazing read! What a book! If you are interested in learning all about the future of automation in the military this is the book to read!!! ...
  • William L Taylor
    May 28, 2018
    Worth it Great start to understanding the complexity of the burgeoning autonomous world and knowing the difference in each level of autonomy. The author?s personal experience, coupled with this technology, really brings to the forefront numerous topics of discussion. Especially if...
  • Benjamin Shobert
    Aug 12, 2018
    I wanted a bit more about how autonomous weapons would likely change war doctrine, in particular around specific likely confrontations. Otherwise a great primer on this unfolding technology and its use in war. ...
  • Melissa
    Jun 24, 2018
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  • Pete Zilla
    Jun 12, 2018
    Incredible book on autonomy in military operations and considerations for operational employment. Everyone in the Defense world should read this book. ...
  • Sean
    Aug 08, 2018
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  • Tyler
    Aug 02, 2018
    This was a stellar book! Well researched, and yet well written so it is accessible and enjoyable for all. If you are curious about the history of autonomy, where we are now, and what the future may hold, this is the book for you. Autonomous weapons have really been around much longer t...
  • Vicky Karyoti
    Aug 13, 2018
    Paul Scharre's Army of None is an essential book for anyone interested in the present and future of AI and Autonomous Weapons. Written with a clarity and sophistication that renders even the advanced jargon of Artificial Intelligence easy to grasp, it builds a foundation for a clear un...
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    May 26, 2018
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