[NetBehaviour] THE KILL CLOUD: Networked Warefare, Drones & AI - March 25-27

Tatiana Bazzichelli tbazz at disruptiv.biz
Thu Mar 17 16:18:02 CET 2022

Dear all,

I would like to inform you about our upcoming conference THE KILL CLOUD:
Networked Warfare, Drones & AI at Kunstquartier Bethanien, 25 – 27 March
2022, in Berlin and on streaming.
Details: https://www.disruptionlab.org/the-kill-cloud

The dramatic situation in Ukraine and the power takeover of the Taliban
in Afghanistan demonstrate that war and global humanitarian crises are
burning issues at the top of our political and media agendas. But in the
meantime, a data driven, global military infrastructure is developing –
mostly unnoticed by people and ignored by the media. What is the
future of war? Which political and technological strategies are already
in use? What can whistleblowing and other acts of civil disobedience
achieve in this power game?

The conference "The Kill Cloud" debates these questions and brings
together, apart from the most well-known whistleblowers in the US drone
war, military experts, AI researchers, investigative journalists, human
rights lawyers and representatives of NGO such as Transparency
International, Airwars, and Kabul Luftbrucke (air bridge). Some light
will also be shed on the presence and role of the Ramstein US Military
Base in Germany.

The conference offers deep insight into the highly problematic ethical
issues on the use of AI and satellite technology to enable targeted
killing via drones and unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as an
investigation into how atrocities such as the collateral bombing of
civilians without soldiers can happen. Furthermore, human rights
violations, surveillance and data protection breaches, transparency
issues, and the implication of private companies in modern war conflicts
will be discussed.

Schedule (below).
More info about speakers and programme:

I hope to see you there in person or online!



# Friday, March 25, 2022

17:30—17:40 · INTRODUCTION
Tatiana Bazzichelli (Artistic Director, Disruption Network Lab, IT/DE)

17:40–19:00 · KEYNOTE: The Kill Cloud: Real World Implications of
Network Centric Warfare
Lisa Ling (Whistleblower, Former Technical Sergeant, US Air Force Drone
Surveillance Programme, US), Cian Westmoreland (Whistleblower, Former US
Air Force Drone Technician, US). Moderated by Daniel Eriksson (CEO of
Transparency International, SE/DE).

19:30–21:00 PANEL: The Future of War: Drone Surveillance, Killer Robots
& Lethal AI Weapons
Laura Nolan (Member, ICRAC - International Committee for Robot Arms
Control, IE), Jack Poulson (Executive Director, Tech Inquiry, US),
Taniel Yusef (Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, UK).
Moderated by Theresa Züger (Research Group Lead: Public Interest AI, AI
& Society Lab, DE).

# Saturday March 26, 2022

16:00–16:30 · INSIGHT: The Art of War, the Moral Law & the Art of
Brandon Bryant (Whistleblower, Former US Air Force Drone Operator, US),
Introduced by Tatiana Bazzichelli (Artistic Director, Disruption Network
Lab, IT/DE).

16:45–18:15 · PANEL: Beyond Human Control: The impact of the Drone War
on Civilians
Chantal Meloni (Criminal Lawyer, ECCHR & Professor, University of Milan,
IT/DE), Khalil Dewan (Head of Investigations, Stoke White
Investigations, UK), Emran Feroz (Journalist and Author, AF/AT/DE).
Moderated by John Goetz (Investigative Journalist, NDR, US/DE) .

18:45–20:20 · FILM SCREENING: National Bird (not streamed)
Documentary, 2016, US/DE ‧ 1h 32m, English language, directed by Sonia

20:30–21:30 · National Bird Q&A (not streamed)
With Lisa Ling (Whistleblower, Former Technical Sergeant, Drone
Surveillance Programme, US), Emily Tripp (Research Manager, Airwars,
UK), Abdul Saboor Arghandiwal (Fixer and Translator, AF), Najibullah
(Afghan Representative of Global Exchange, National Bird Afghanistan
Production Coordinator, AF). Moderated by Theresa Breuer (Journalist &
Co-initiator of Kabul Luftbrücke, DE).

# Sunday March 27, 2022

12:00–14:00 · WORKSHOP · Collateral Damage: Monitoring Civilian Harm
Through Geolocation
With: Emily Tripp (Research Manager, Airwars, UK) & Clive Vella
(Geolocation Specialist, Airwars, UK).

15:30–17:30 · WORKSHOP · To Play or be Played: Uncovering Gamification
With: Agnese Trocchi (Digital Communications Manager, Disruption Network
Lab, Educator, IT) and Jacopo Anderlini (Researcher, Systems/Operations
Engineer, IT/DE)

TICKETS: https://pretix.eu/disruptionlab/the-kill-cloud/

Tatiana Bazzichelli // Artistic Director
Disruption Network Lab
E-mail for personal messages: tbazz(at)disruptionlab.org
Twitter: @disruptberlin // @t_bazz
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