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Friday, November 10 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Robot War: We are Sooo There Already
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Will artificial intelligences fight our battles for us? What are the consequences to war and peace of intelligent weapons and robot "soldiers?" Panelists will discuss AI advances that make the robot war science fact, not science fiction, the consequences of artificially intelligent weapons technology, and what the future of war might look like when our weapons are making their own decisions about targets and tactics.

Speakers
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Jim Beall

Jim Beall (BS-Math, MBA, PE) has been a nuclear engineer for over 40 years, a war gamer for over 50, and an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy for even longer. His experience in nuclear engineering and power systems began as a naval officer, shortly after surviving one of... Read More →
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Bruce Dykes

Bruce has been a long time gamer and an SFF reader for even longer. His writing career has actually achieved negative time flow.
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Bob Hranek

I play Wargames (EPGS.org), EVEonline.com, run & drink with Hash House Harriers groups, and as a PT (Professional Thigmophiliast), I give excellent back rubs! I also have an understanding wife (she lets me come to conventions!) and 2 great grown kids. 6 years of computer programming... Read More →
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Jeff Warner

Jeff Warner is a professor of autodidactism, stand-up philosopher, not-recently-published writer, former president of the Science Fiction Forum, freelance punslinger, and a co-founder of a hat trick of sf conventions. "Geek, Nerd, AND Dork? I'm a Triple Threat!"


Friday November 10, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Crystal Ballroom Two