Joseph Chapa is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and holds a PhD (DPhil) in philosophy from the University of Oxford. His areas of expertise include just war theory, military ethics, and especially the ethics of remote and autonomous weapons. His doctoral research investigates an individual rights-based account of just war theory.
He is a senior pilot with more than 1,400 pilot and instructor pilot hours, many of which were flown in support of major U.S. combat and humanitarian operations. He currently serves as the Department of The Air Force’s first-ever Chief Responsible AI Ethics Officer.
I had the pleasure of speaking with him about his book, Is Remote Warfare Moral? Weighing Issues of Life and Death from 7,000 Miles
Some of the topics we discussed includes:
The Book and Audiobook: Is Remote Warfare Moral? Weighing Issues of Life and Death from 7,000 Miles is out now.
You can also find out more about Joseph on his website https://www.josephchapa.com
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