About Mike and Josh
We first met at a conference on drone warfare back in November 2016. Following some really interesting conversations on our shared research interests, we set up an AHRC-funded research network the following year, writing responses to articles on technology, terrorism and armed conflict in the 21st century. After more than a year working together on the project, we decided to turn our many varied conversations into a podcast. In The Zone is the result…
Dr Mike Ryder (M.J. Ryder) is an interdisciplinary researcher and Teaching Fellow at Lancaster University. His interests include robots, AI, war, ethics, consumption, science fiction and the Vietnam War. His website is www.mjryder.net. He is also director at Mental Capacity Ltd: a healthcare training services provider based in the North West.
Dr Josh Hughes is a research analyst at Trilateral Research. His PhD explores the legality of autonomous weapon systems, aka ‘killer robots’. His blog is https://lawofkillerrobots.wordpress.com/.