My friend Bill McIver send around info about this fascinating conference on "Technology in Wartime" put on by the find folks at Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility. It takes place at Stanford Law School on January 26. Here’s the description:
How will autonomous robots and cyberwarfare change combat? Does internet surveillance undermine the rules of espionage? How do we limit digital censorship during war? What kinds of software can help victims in war-torn countries? What can socially-responsible computer professionals do? Join us for an all-day conference and discussion focusing on these topics and more.
Speakers include Bruce Schneier (BT Counterpane), Barbara Simons (ACM), Herb Lin (National Academy of Sciences), Cindy Cohn (Electronic Frontier Foundation), Patrick Ball (Benetech), Terry Winograd (Stanford
University), Neil Rowe (Naval Defense Academy), Nick Mathewson (the Tor project), Ronald Arkin (Georgia Tech’s Mobile Robots Lab) and Noah Shachtman (Wired magazine’s war correspondent).
Register at www.technologyinwartime.org.