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12-6-2018-Dr. Hildy® Welcomes Louis A Del Monte – Genius Weapons: Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Weaponry, and the Future of Warfare
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Dr. Hildy®Welcomes Louis A. Del Monte
Thursday, December 6, 2018 – 1:00-3:00PM PDT
(2-4pm Mountain; 3-5pm Central, 4-6pm Eastern)
ONE HOUR .mp3 Audios for your listening convenience:
UPCOMING EVENTS for Louis A. Del Monte:
NY Post Article – January 5, 2019
We Must Fight The Invasion Of The Killer Robots (The Morality of Autonomous Weapons) – by Louis A. Del Monte
1/26/19: Barnes & Nobel book signing at 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the B&N store in the Ridgehaven Mall, Minnetonka, MN
On August 29th, 1997, three billion human lives ended on what became known as Judgment Day. The survivors lived only to face a new nightmare: the war against the machines.
This, of course, never happened in our reality, but is the main plot of Terminator 2: Judgement Day, the highly successful film predicated on one idea: artificial intelligence would one day recognize humanity as its enemy, and seek to destroy it. Though these movies are obvious fiction, the theme behind them lives on: how will the future of warfare look if we remove the human element?
This week on One Cell One Light Radio, Dr. Hildy welcomes returning guest, Louis A. Del Monte, award-winning physicist, inventor, futurist, bestselling author, featured speaker, CEO of Del Monte and Associates, Inc., and high-profile media personality, to discuss his newly published book, Genius Weapons .
For over thirty years, Del Monte was a leader in the development of microelectronics, integrated circuit sensors, and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for IBM and Honeywell. His patents and technology developments are currently used by Honeywell, IBM, and Samsung.
Artificial intelligence is playing an ever-increasing role in military weapon systems. Going beyond the bomb-carrying drones used in the Afghan war, the Pentagon is now in a race with China and Russia to develop “lethal autonomous weapon systems” (LAWS). In this eye-opening overview, Mr. Del Monte examines the advantages and potential threats to humanity resulting from the deployment of completely autonomous weapons systems. Stressing the likelihood that these weapons will be available in the coming decades, the author raises key questions about how the world will be impacted.
Though the benefits are enormous when considering the human cost of warfare, it is imperative that the potential for automated control of our defense be examined at all times. It is not far-fetched to believe artificially intelligent computers could mis-identify a target, and set in motion a chain of events that could bring about large-scale global warfare or even the end of humanity as we know it.
Join Dr. Hildy and her guest this week as they discuss autonomous weaponry on One Cell One Light Radio!
Genius Weapons Press Release –
New Book Reveals Arms Race for Genius Weapons and Their Threat to Humanity
About the Author –
Genius Weapons: Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Weaponry,
and the Future of Warfare
Louis A. Del Monte is an award-winning physicist, inventor, futurist, featured speaker, CEO of Del Monte and Associates, Inc., and high profile media personality. For over thirty years, he was a leader in the development of microelectronics and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for IBM and Honeywell. His patents and technology developments, currently used by Honeywell, IBM, and Samsung, are fundamental to the fabrication of integrated circuits and sensors. As a Honeywell Executive Director from 1982 to 2001, he led hundreds of physicists, engineers, and technology professionals engaged in integrated circuit and sensor technology development for both Department of Defense (DOD) and commercial applications. He is literally a man whose career has changed the way we work, play, and make war. Del Monte is the recipient of the H.W. Sweatt Award for scientific engineering achievement and the Lund Award for management excellence. He is the author of Nanoweapons, The Artificial Intelligence Revolution, How to Time Travel, and Unravelling the Universe’s Mysteries. He has been quoted or has published articles in the Huffington Post, the Atlantic, Business Insider, American Security Today, Inc., and on CNBC.
“A highly readable and deeply researched exploration of one of the most chilling aspects of the development of artificial intelligence: the creation of intelligent, autonomous killing machines. In Louis A. Del Monte’s view, the multibillion dollar arms industry and longstanding rivalries among nations make the creation of autonomous weapons extremely likely. We must resist the allure of genius weapons, Del Monte argues, because they will almost inevitably lead to our extinction.”
—James Barrat, author of Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era
“For the second time in history, humanity is on the verge of creating weapons that might wipe us out entirely. Will we have the wisdom not to use them? No one can say, but this book will give you the facts you need to think about the issue intelligently.”
—J. Storrs Hall, author of Beyond AI: Creating the Conscience of the Machine
“This thought-provoking read provides insight into future world weapons scenarios we may face as technology rapidly advances. A call to arms for humanity, this book details the risks if we do not safeguard technology and weapon development.”
—Carl Hedberg, semiconductor sales and manufacturing management for thirty-seven years at Honeywell, Inc.
“In Genius Weapons, Del Monte provides a thorough and well-researched review of the history and development of ‘smart weapons’ and artificial intelligence. Then, using his background and imagination, he paints a very frightening picture of our possible future as these technologies converge. He challenges our understanding of warfare and outlines the surprising threat to mankind that may transpire in the not-too-distant future.”
—Anthony Hickl, PhD in materials science and former director of Project and Portfolio Management for New Products at Cargill
“We are already living the next war, which is increasingly being fought with the developing weapons that Del Monte writes about so engagingly.”
—Istvan Hargittai, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, author of Judging Edward Teller
“Del Monte explores a fascinating topic, which is of great importance to the world as the implementation of AI continues to grow. He points out the many applications of AI that can help humanity improve nearly every aspect of our lives—in medicine, business, finance, marketing, manufacturing, education, etc. He also raises important ethical concerns that arise with the use of AI in weapons systems and warfare. The book examines the difficulty of controlling these systems as they become more and more intelligent, someday becoming smarter than humans.”
—Edward Albers, retired semiconductor executive at Honeywell Analytics
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