The Lawfare Podcast

Lawfare Podcast Episode #47: Matt and Ken Speak at Hoover on Autonomous Weapons

By Benjamin Wittes
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 3:09 PM

On October 25, the Hoover Institution held a day-long media colloquium out at Stanford University for a first-rate group of journalists focused on national security legal issues and the work of Hoover’s Jean Perkins Task Force on National Security and Law. The first session of the day, my own talk on Speaking the Law, ran as episode of the podcast on Sunday. The second session, the subject of today's episode, was a talk by Matt and Ken about autonomous weapons and the calls for a preemptive ban in international law on so-called "killer robots." I have edited the session both for length and because not all of the journalists consented to having their remarks made public.