Skip to comments.Op-Ed: AI tanks, autonomous military platforms, the game is changing
Posted on 11/01/2020 2:43:36 AM PST by RomanSoldier19
Sydney - Artificial Intelligence tanks, fly by wire planes, drones, weapons systems, you name it; theyre here, and the question is what they can do. A lot of facts are forming a rather large mess. Nobodys too sure where AI weapons will go.
The sheer volume of rhetoric and shill-like babble about military AI is already gigantic. The constant stream of new AI in military roles is making headlines every day. Everyone has an opinion; answers to questions, maybe not. The likely effect of super-lethal AI-operated weapons is one of those questions. Slaughter is the more usual answer. This is before the systems even become operational. Its anyones guess what else will come out of the genius factory before some meaningful facts become operational.
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So what will AI weapons do??? Kill other AI weapons??
They would be perfect weapons for a civil war. No brother against brother. No conscience against killing innocents, killing fellow countrymen.
I have worked decades in lab with advanced machines and OS.. they break. They require a human to make final judgement. They require a human to maintain them. They will do the wrong thing. Their is no such thing as artificial intelligence. A program may be dynamic but it is not intelligent. Emotions are part of intellect.
A genius without emotions is called a psychopath.
My conversation with a machine usually ends like this.. just do what I told you to do unless what I told you to do is not what I want you to do, then just do what I want you do. Then I call it names.
Totally agree. AI is smoke and lights. Yes, it can be a complex system for collection of data. But computers are not smart.
Indeed, but like all shiny new toys, the temptation to try them out will be great.
Skynet is active.
You can put a listening device in a cornfield. It can detect and distinguish among insect sounds and radio that back to Mr. Farmer’s computer, which precisely identifies what insects are present and their location. Mr. Farmer can then spot treat that area of the field, with a drone if he wants. I have no idea how widely deployed such technologies are; they cost money and farmers have to figure out if the yield boost is worth the cost. But if the sensors are cheap enough for the military take into the field, a lot of things could change on the ground. And that’s just one already demonstrated application. A bazillion more to go.
Is there confusion between robotic weapons and AI weapons?
Perhaps then also add ever-evolving sensors and alarms as a distinct category.
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