Autonomous Submarines – built in Sydney
A US based defence company has been conducting a poster ad campaign in Sydney over the last month.
The company, Anduril was promoting a recent talk given by CEO Palmer Luckey, in an effort to grow their recently established Australian arm.
Anduril recently secured a contract with the Royal Australian Navy to develop three prototype autonomous submarines in Sydney.
This raises questions surrounding the safety and ethics of utilizing artificial intelligence in weaponry.
Produced By: Tony Putt
Featured In Story: Dr Julia Scott-Stevenson, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Immersive Media, University of Technology Sydney, and Toby Walsh, Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University of New South Whales
First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 23 August 2022