Join a HotTopics Panel on Autonomous Weapons – April 25, 2024

April 16, 2024

Once considered science fiction, autonomous weapons systems long ago left the drawing board for the battlefield. Employed in conflicts today, such systems remain controversial and are ungoverned by any broad binding international agreement. Register now for the ACM US Technology Policy Committee's next live HotTopics webinar: "Death by Algorithm: The Use, Control, and Legality of Lethal and Other Autonomous Weapons Systems" on Thursday, April 25 from 12:30–2:00 pm EDT, and join our panelists as they discuss this critical subject.

More details here.


  • Larry Medsker (Moderator) – Chair, ACM’s US Technology Policy Committee; Research Professor of Physics at the University of Vermont.
  • Ronald C. Arkin – Regents' Professor Emeritus in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, previously Associate Dean for Research.
  • Gary Corn – Director of the Technology, Law & Security Program and Adjunct Professor of Cyber and National Security Law at American University Washington College of Law.
  • Jack Shanahan – Lieutenant General, United States Air Force (Ret.); Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Technology and National Security Program.
  • Jody Westby – Vice Chair of ACM’s US Technology Policy Committee; Founder and CEO of Global Cyber Risk LLC.