2022 Norwich University Military Writers’ Symposium: Robots Rising: Arming Artificial Intelligence
October 12 @ 9:00 am - October 13 @ 9:00 pm
Warfare has changed – combat is no longer relegated to singular battlefronts or even to the kinetic world. Battles are now fought block to block in city streets, in the air without pilots, in cyberspace and very likely, in space. What was once science fiction is now reality.
Among all these changes is the unprecedented advancement of robotics over the past ten years. Rapid developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have created new possibilities for robotic applications. Artificial intelligence systems and robotics are being adopted across many sectors of society, to include infrastructure, business, security and defense applications.
How do we combat against bad actor hacking of essential infrastructure functions? How does the deployment of artificially intelligent robots armed with latest lethal weaponry alter the current and future battlefield? What are the concerns of AI networks in direct combat with other AI networks? What ethical concerns come with allowing these types of systems to run wild?
The 2022 Norwich University Military Writers’ Symposium will examine the good, the bad, and the ugly of the rise of robotics and artificial intelligence as a force multiplier from the perspective of some of the globe’s leading experts in the field.