Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications of New Weapons Technologies
The materials below are designed to compliment the "action-oriented" chapters of the National Academy of Science's report, "Emerging and Readily Available Technologies and National Security." The report was commissioned by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in order to begin a discussion about the conduct and applications of research on military technology as well as their unforseen and inadvertent consequences.
Maj. Gen. Robert Latiff (Ret.) and Prof. Don Howard have produced the following materials for public use, including PowerPoint presentations of varying lengths, a briefing book, a companion bibliography, and video.
All of these materials are free to the public (so long as no credits are removed).
Educational resources on "The Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications of New Weapons Technologies"
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Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of New Weapons Technology
8-hour .ppt presentation Click here for the 4- and 2-hour versions
On April 22-23, 2014, the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame held a conferenced titled "Ahead of the Curve: Anticipating Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues Posed by Emerging Weapons Technologies." The conference provided a forum to discuss the "action-oriented" chapters of the National Academy of Science's report, "Emerging and Readily Available Technologies and National Security." The primary goal of the conference was to help government agencies, institutions, and researchers grow the expertise necessary for early and continuing engagement with the ethical, legal, and societal implications of new weapons technologies as they are planned and developed.
Click here for the original conference website.
Click here to see videos from the conference.