Contact Us FAQ Français
Home / Lethal Weapons: The Future of Drone Wars

Lethal Weapons: The Future of Drone Wars

Maple Leaf This item is only available for Canadian orders.

Catalogue Number:  AUT040
Producer:  Autentic GMBH
Producers:  Hauner, Andrea
Directors:  Augé, Markus
Producing Agencies:  Florian Film, arte, NDR
Subject:  Canadian World Studies, Current Events, Documentary, Global Issues, Global Studies, History, Science, Tech/Voc, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Germany
Copyright Year:  2023
Running Time:  51:11

Request Preview Access

The war in Ukraine shows that combat drones are becoming increasingly intelligent, more autonomous and are being launched more frequently.

The “Switchblade” kamikaze drone, made available to the Ukrainian military by the United States, has become well-known. Once this "loitering ammunition" finds a target, it will lunge and detonate an explosive warhead on impact. Research is also being carried out on entire swarms of drones, which are supposed to act like flying minefields. Sheer numbers alone could overwhelm the enemy and their anti-aircraft systems.

How much autonomy do these systems already have? Will algorithms soon decide about life and death? One thing is certain: the development will be accelerated by artificial intelligence. It will change wars: From superpowers to small states, if one side has autonomous weapons, then the other side has to follow suit. The race to get there has begun.


Related Titles

The Warning – How Intelligence and Science Met Climate Change

ARTE France A259-016

This documentary tells the amazing and unknown story of how the world’s most powerful...

Robotics and A.I.: The Future of Humanity (Episode 4): Global...

T2MP and Reuters A296-S05-04

They walk, they talk, and soon, they will think. Robots are marching on, and they are spreading in...

Technology: Shaping Our New World (Episode 6): Global Science...

T2MP and Reuters A296-S05-06

Technology empowers new ways of life. The discarded materials of our modern lives find new purposes...

Artificial Intelligence - The Global Race for the New Frontier...

Scorpion Television SCTV22

Policymakers in many countries are developing plans and funding research in artificial intelligence...

Robots and Artificial Intelligence: Science Kids Series

Wonderscape Entertainment WE0216

Learn all about the history of and most recent breakthroughs in robotics and artificial...

Browse Our Collection By Subject

View All Subjects