The Manchester Debating Union collaborated with the AI and Machine Learning Society to host a public debate! The motion was: This House supports the creation and use of lethal autonomous robots.
Speaking in Proposition was Rudolfs Treilis, the advanced training officer of the MDU, and Mateusz Wasilewski, one of our members. In Opposition was Jacklin Kwan, the president of the MDU, and Constantinos Kamvysis. The debate tackled a wide range of the technical details of machine learning and AI, as well as the ethical implications of such technology in warfare.
The debate was chaired by Patrick Ryan.