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…
Mike Ryder (M.J. Ryder) is an interdisciplinary researcher and Associate Lecturer at Lancaster University. His interests include robots, AI, war, ethics science fiction and the Vietnam War. His website is www.mjryder.net.
Josh Hughes is a researcher and Associate Lecturer at Lancaster University. His research explores the legality of autonomous weapon systems, aka ‘killer robots’. His blog is https://lawofkillerrobots.wordpress.com/.