Event: Travelling AI Technologies Across Policing and Warfare

Join IRW at the Travelling Technologies: Repertoires of AI innovation, experimentation and deployment across policing and warfare operations symposium on the 1st of December 2023, organised under Contesting Governance.

Over the past decade, we see how new technologies are making their way into domestic policing and remote warfare operations. From the deployment of kamikaze or suicide drones with AI-enhanced autonomous capabilities in Ukraine, to the testing out of dog robot ‘Spot’ with the Massachusetts State Police Department, digital technologies are becoming crucial components of existing security regimes. Recent debates on technology, war and security often highlight the ethical and legal dilemmas around the emergence of AI and autonomous weapons. In this symposium, however, we focus on the broader discursive and material infrastructures that facilitate the innovation, deployment and ‘travelling’ of these technologies across policing and warfare operations and their impact on those who are being targeted.


*The exact programme of the symposium will be available soon.

12:45 – 13:15Keynote: Warfare Prof. Dr. Roberto Gonzalez
13:15 – 14:45Panel 1: WarfareChair: Dr. Lauren Gould
Speaker 1: Dr. Marijn Hoijtink
Speaker 2: Dr. Elke Schwarz
Speaker 3: Dr. Tom Watts
14:45 -15:00Break
15:00 – 15:30Keynote: PolicingDr. Erella Grassiani
15:30 – 17:00Panel 2: Policing  Chair: dr. Tessa Diphoorn
Speaker 1: Dr. Hayal Akarsu
Speaker 2: Prof. Dr. Mr. Marc Schuilenburg
Speaker 3: Prof. Dr. Rosamunde van Brakel
17:00 – 18:00Wrap up & DrinksProf. Dr. Jolle Demmers

See here for more information about the symposium and how to register.