Why the defense industry needs new supervisory boards

Nowhere does artificial intelligence raise more pressing ethical questions than when it comes to weapons. Are the supervisory boards of leading manufacturers and system suppliers prepared for the age of killer robots? Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous weapons systems will decide on their own whether and whom to attack: That’s a real horror scenario. But it is becoming more realistic with each passing day. In December, the international ban …

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Dominik Asam (Bertelsmann)

Interesting personnel development in Gütersloh: On January 1, Airbus CFO Dominik Asam will join Bertelsmann’s Supervisory Board, the company announced. The mechanical engineering graduate will not replace anyone there: Bertelsmann is increasing the supervisory body 13 to 14 members. The 52-year-old newcomer Asam will meet numerous experienced managers in Gütersloh, including Deutsche Bank board member Bernd Leukert, VW supervisory board chairman Hans Dieter Pötsch and Bodo Uebber. Two years on …

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