Automatic, autonomous, out of control? The Future of Warfare (Ingolstadt, Germany)

From 14 to 16 June 2018, Stadttheater Ingolstadt (municipal theatre of Ingolstadt, Bavaria) organises the interdisciplinary “infotainment spectacle” Futurologischer Kongress (Futurological Congress) with various partners on the future of our society, with a strong focus on the possible results of the so-called fourth industrial revolution. The title, of course, refers to Stanisław Lem’s eponymous dystopia. In this respect, the Bavarian Army Museum hosts the panel discussion “Automatic, autonomous, out of control? The Future of Warfare”. Experts from politics, science, the defence industry and the military will discuss unmanned military systems, their possibilities and limits, and how we should deal with them.

Confirmed participants are:

The panel discussion will be introduced by Dr Ansgar Reiß, director of the Bavarian Army Museum, and moderated by Martin Bayer.

Robotics is a central issue for future military technology. It seems to be a small step only from today’s remote-controlled drones to fully autonomous systems that independently determine or even attack targets. What are the capabilities of current developments? What are the dangers of such technological advances, and how can we deal with them?


Automatic, autonomous, out of control? The Future of Warfare
Pandel discussion (in German) as part of the Futurological Congress
15 June 2018, 1700-1830h
Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, building G, room G011
Entry is free of charge, but an entry ribbon is necessary (available at the box office of Stadttheater Ingolstadt)

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