Tag: ethics

Featured article: When Diplomacy Fails: Consent, Risk and Modern Warfare by M. Shane Riza I sat on troop seats in the back of a KC-135 Stratotanker crossing the Atlantic the week before Christmas 1998. My feet were experiencing negative temperatures, while my head felt like it was in the tropics. Such is the environmental control […]

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Featured article: Bureaucracy in Service of a Madman by Matthew Tompkins When President Nixon attempted his “Madman Theory” gambit to pressure the North Vietnamese into peace talks, he is said to have instructed Henry Kissinger to “slip word to them that ‘For God’s sake, you know Nixon is obsessed about Communism. We can’t restrain him when […]

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Posted: January 1, 2020 by the

Featured article: Organizational Ethics Gone Wrong by Jonathan Bailey and Ted Thomas “Fat” Leonard Francis, owner of Glenn Defense Marine Asia and a good friend to the Navy leadership for over a decade, defrauded the U.S. Navy for $35 million dollars. The investigation that followed implicated scores of Navy personnel, including admirals, in the corruption […]

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Featured article: The Influence of Transhumanist Thought on Human Enhancement by Jeff Sheets In the April 2017 edition of National Geographic Magazine, journalist D.T. Max describes his encounter with cyborg Neil Harbisson. Color blind from birth due to a condition called achromatopsia, Harbisson had a fiber-optic sensor fixed onto the back of his skull. This […]

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Featured article: Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Autonomous Weapon Systems and the Laws of Armed Conflict by Dustin P.J. Murphy Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the world and it will change the nature, speed, and scope of war. AI promises to benefit humanity but it also generates fear because of the unknowns associated with its advancement, especially the potential of […]

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Featured article: The Role of Cognitive Dissonance in Dehumanization: Denying Humanity through AI by Bobbie Murray and Beata Moore Artificial intelligence (AI) is an interdisciplinary science with multiple approaches to military application. It is quickly becoming central to modern warfare. There are eight areas where AI will prove its importance in the coming years: cybersecurity, warfare […]

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Featured article: Engineering Telos: Flourishing in the Context of AI and Transhumanism by Braden Molhoek In this paper I argue that the Aristotelian notion of telos continues to be a central concern in the context of human enhancement and artificial intelligence (AI). Beginning with a cursory examination of what Aristotle means by telos and how […]

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Featured article: Bridging the Accountability Gap: The Special Court for Sierra Leone by Dale McFeatters In October 2017, the Army revised Field Manual 3-0, Operations, the capstone doctrine on unified land operations, to focus on conducting and sustaining large-scale combat operations. Large-scale combat operations are the employment of the range of military operations occurring at the […]

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Featured article: Defense Against Weaponized Information: A Human Problem, Not Just A Technical One by Nicholas J. Kane In the Information Age, near-infinite data is available with just a few clicks of a mouse. Furthermore, users, wittingly or unwittingly, offer up much personal information that a person, with some basic computer skills and a few social […]

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Featured article: When Asimov’s Robots Encounter the Laws of War by Michael H. Hoffman It’s been culturally ingrained since 1942 that robots should never harm human beings. Isaac Asimov first introduced his famed laws of robotics in a science fiction story published that year. They stand the test of time as an influence on popular […]

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