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We Robot 2014 – Call for Presentation Proposals (Including on National Security Topics)

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Monday, October 21, 2013 at 10:30 AM

For reasons that won’t surprise anyone, Lawfare deals a lot with automation and robotic technologies, ranging from cyber to big data to military robotics.  So readers might be interested to learn of next year’s We Robot 2014, the third annual conference devoted to the intersection of law, society, and technologies of robotics and automation.  The theme is “Risks and Opportunities,” meaning the risks and opportunities offered by robots as they come more closely into contact with human beings, in the home, school, workplace, but also on the battlefield, financial markets, and other places.  The conference organizers are interested in a wide range of contexts for human-automation/robotic interaction, including national security, battlefields, cyber war, and other topics dear to the hearts of Lawfare readers.  The conference will be held in Coral Gables, Florida, April 4-5, 2014 – but the deadline for proposals to present at the conference is coming up fast, November 4.  You can find more information about We Robot 2014 at the conference website, including the process for submitting a presentation proposal.  Speaking from personal experience – I gained a year’s worth of insights in two days – this is the premier meeting for interdisciplinary discussion of key issues across society, social psychology, design, engineering, law, ethics, and technology.

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