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“These stupid little bots outperformed any system I’ve ever seen”: an excerpt from Daniel Suarez’s thriller, Kill Decision“These stupid little bots outperformed any system I’ve ever seen”: an excerpt from Daniel Suarez’s thriller, Kill Decision

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“Kill Decision is a fantastic techno-thriller,” wrote Alexander Rose, executive director of The Long Now Foundation. “As someone who has designed combat robots myself, I found the technology depicted both accurate and chilling.” Former Wired magazine editor-in-chief (and drone enthusiast) Chris Anderson added, “Suarez’s fiction is closer to reality than most people think.”  Here, an exclusive excerpt from Kill […]

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The Automation Age: Daniel Suarez on why drones + ‘Narrow AI’ make us nervousThe Automation Age: Daniel Suarez on why drones + ‘Narrow AI’ make us nervous

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Science-fiction author Daniel Suarez spoke about drones this summer at TEDGlobal 2013. In his talk “The kill decision shouldn’t belong to a robot,” he talked about the rise of drones, automated weapons and AI-powered intelligence-gathering tools. Here, he goes further, describing no less than a coming “automation revolution.” Drones are in the news these days. […]

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Drones: will they save us or destroy us?Drones: will they save us or destroy us?

Posted By Helen Walters

This week, we’ll be taking a deep dive into a provocative topic: drones. For all the rhetoric, you might think think that this is a zero sum game: Drones will either destroy the world, or they’ll save it. The truth, of course, is that, well, they’re set to do both. Sophisticated developments see extraordinary advances […]

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How to spread ideas: Speakers and translators at the Open Translation session at TEDGlobal 2013How to spread ideas: Speakers and translators at the Open Translation session at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Kate Welsh

“I write sci-fi novels, because if I wrote a white paper nobody would read it,” Daniel Suarez told a panel of translators at TEDGlobal 2013. The science fiction author and drone activist was taking questions during his Skype Open Translation session, in which he described a dystopic–and all too believable–future dominated by autonomous lethal drones. His […]

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Quoted: “Kill Decision” author Daniel Suarez talks lethal autonomyQuoted: “Kill Decision” author Daniel Suarez talks lethal autonomy

Posted By Helen Walters

Daniel Suarez is a former systems consultant turned novelist who will speak in session two at TEDGlobal 2013. Officially subtitled “Those Flying Things,” this is unofficially known as the drone session, and it will feature various speakers tackling the topic of unmanned aerial vehicles. For his part, Suarez will expound on some of the themes he […]