Contributor: Andy Extance

Andy Extance

Andy Extance fuses chemistry and physics – and many other elements – into words, thanks to a career infused with both fields. He has been a freelance science writer since 2003, working for employers ranging from prestigious scientific media like Nature and New Scientist to companies like Tate and Lyle and Strategy Analytics. Prior to going independent he was news editor for Compound Semiconductor magazine, when it was owned by Institute of Physics Publishing. Before that, he worked in industrial chemistry, briefly working with adhesives and rubber after spending six and a half years working at Tripos Discovery Research, a company seeking to apply computational methods to drug discovery – a precursor of current AI-led efforts. He studied chemistry at the University of Southampton, gaining an MChem in 1999. He’s on the board of the Association of British Science Writers and a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, as well as a Chartered Chemist and Chartered Scientist.

A scientist’s opinion : interview with Tim Sweijs about Killer robots

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Tim Sweijs about “killer robots”

We should think about how to regulate and control their spread.

A scientist’s opinion : interview with Vincent boulanin about Killer robots

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr. Vincent Boulanin about “killer robots”

How do we want to maintain human control over the use of force?

Debate on killer robots: do we need a perspective change?

Debate on “killer robots”: the crucial role of human control

Advancement in military automation is raising concerns across the world, especially about the prospects of so-called "killer robots".