Pentagon seeks ‘ethicist’ to oversee military artificial intelligence

The Guardian | Sep 7, 2019 at 6:00 AM
  • Skills: data crunching, machine learning, killer robots.
  • The Pentagon is looking for the right person to help it navigate the morally murky waters of artificial intelligence (AI), billed as the battlefield of the 21st century.
  • Shanahan added: “So we are going to bring in someone who will have a deep background in ethics and then, with the lawyers within the department, we’ll be looking at how do we actually bake this into the future of the Department of Defense”.