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CIC Calgary: Artificial Intelligence in Combat – “Killer Robots”

May 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT


Join CIC Calgary on May 28 for an online presentation with Dr. Maureen Hiebert about artificial intelligence and “killer robots” in combat.

The event will include a Q&A session after the presentation.

This free and public webinar takes place on Friday, May 28 @ 12 PM MT

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Steve A. Kuiack, CIC Calgary Branch

Featured Speaker:
Dr. Maureen Hiebert
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Graduate Program Director, Centre for Military, Security & Strategic Studies
University of Calgary

Maureen S. Hiebert is Associate Professor of Political Science and Graduate Program Director at the Centre for Military, Security & Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary.

She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto and teaches courses in law and politics, international law, the law of armed conflict, and genocide studies. Her publications include the book Constructing Genocide and Mass Violence: Society, Crises, Identity and several articles and book chapters on topics including identity construction and elite decision-making, impediments to genocide prevention, Mass Atrocity Response military operations, the limitations of international criminal trials, and the nature of violence in modernity. Her work has appeared in Genocide Studies International, Genocide Studies and Prevention, Politics and Governance, and European Legacy and several edited volumes. Her current research explores the challenges posed to the law of armed conflict and democratic civil-military relations by military AI and lethal autonomous weapon systems, the role of law in the perpetration of genocide, and the nexus between modernity and political violence. Hiebert is also a former co-editor of the journal Genocide Studies International and is currently a member of the academic board of the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, the Zoryan Institute, and the International Council of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem.



May 28, 2021
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