The Good Robot

Kate Chandler on Drone Warfare and Undoing Everyday Militarism

April 26, 2022 University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies
The Good Robot
Kate Chandler on Drone Warfare and Undoing Everyday Militarism
Show Notes

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Kate Chandler, Assistant Professor at Georgetown and a specialist on drone warfare. We recorded this interview the day that Russia invaded Ukraine, which reminded us of just how urgent a task it is to rethink the relationship between tech innovation and warfare. As Kate explains, drones are more than just tools, they’re also intimately tied to political, economic and social systems. In this episode we discuss the historical development of drones - a history which is both commercial and military - and then explore a better future for these kinds of technologies, one where AI innovation money comes from nonviolent sources, and AI can be used for the prevention of violence.