‘Rise of the Drones’

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In case you missed it, last night’s episode of NOVA, “Rise of the Drones”, provides a fascinating look at the technology behind unmanned aircraft and the impact it will have on the future of warfare. Drones are about to become much more sophisticated (and probably more deadly) through the use of robotics and artificial intelligence. Watch it in advance of next week’s Moyers & Company, in which Bill will be speaking with Vince Warren and Vicki Divoll about the legal and moral implications of drone strikes, and, more broadly, civil liberties and executive power during a time of terrorism.

Watch Rise of the Drones on PBS. See more from NOVA.

And if you need some comic relief after that, last night’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart featured an interview with MIT professor and former fighter pilot Missy Cummings, who is featured in the NOVA special.

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