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Keith Abney, M.A.

The FOXNews report Experts Warn of ‘Terminator’-Style Military-Robot Rebellion said

Autonomous military robots that will fight future wars must be programmed to live by a strict warrior code, or the world risks untold atrocities at their steely hands.
The stark warning — which includes discussion of a “Terminator”-style scenario in which robots turn on their human masters — is part of a hefty report funded by and prepared for the U.S. Navy’s high-tech and secretive Office of Naval Research.
The report, the first serious work of its kind on military robot ethics, envisages a fast-approaching era where robots are smart enough to make battlefield decisions that are at present the preserve of humans.

Keith Abney, M.A. was coauthor of this report and is Lecturer, Philosophy, California Polytechnic State University. His professional interests include Philosophy of Science, Science and Religion, Applied Ethics, and Axiology.
Keith authored Naturalism and Nonteleological Science: A Way to Resolve the Demarcation Problem Between Science and Nonscience, Review of The Case against Perfection, Sports in Higher Education and “The Corporate University”, Sustainability, Morality, and Future Rights, and Autonomous Military Robotics: Risk, Ethics, and Design.
He earned his B.A. in Philosophy at Emory University in 1985, and a M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1987, a M.A. in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Notre Dame in 1995, and a M.A. in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame in 1995.
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