Peter Asaro

Peter Asaro

Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Programs, The New School in New York City
Affiliate Scholar, Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School
Fellow, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton

Dr. Peter Asaro is a philosopher of science, technology and media. His work examines artificial intelligence and robotics as a form of digital media, and the ways in which technology mediates social relations and shapes our experience of the world.

His current research focuses on the social, cultural, political, legal and ethical dimensions of military robotics and UAV drones, from a perspective that combines media theory with science and technology studies. He has written widely-cited papers on lethal robotics from the perspective of just war theory and human rights. As Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control (www.icrac.net), and spokesperson for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots (a coalition of 53 NGOs in 25 countries http://www.stopkillerrobots.org/coalition/), he works on the human rights issues surrounding targeted killing by drones, and arms control issues for autonomous lethal robotics.

Dr. Asaro is Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Programs at the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York City.  He is also an Affiliate Scholar at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, and a Fellow at Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.