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David Whetham (GBR)

Professor of Ethics and the Military Profession at King's College London, expert in autonomous and cyber weapons

„The support that we were able to provide in the military ethics education field saved lives.“


War conflict strategy as well as weapon technology have changed dramatically. Not only can weapons be controlled remotely, but the control can be carried out by a computer. In times of increasing automation, some inevitable questions emerge: Who is responsible for a human life ruined by an autonomous weapon? How does this change the negotiation, tactics and duration of wars? David Whetham, professor of ethics, points out the growing need for ethical training in the military profession.

  Dr. David Whetham has been working in the Defence Studies Department (DSD) of King's College London which provides academic support for specialized courses for officers. Every year, around More…

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