Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Israel Wants Automated Artificial Intelligence Run Weapon Systems

...Israeli military leaders have begun early planning for a new, robotic defense system, armed with enough artificial intelligence that it "could take over completely" from flesh-and-blood operators.

In the future, and “under very complex scenarios,” Milo said, the envisioned super system would be able to generate a level of supreme situational awareness and snap intuitive capabilities that could surpass the very best wartime commanders.

“We’re talking about something that sees everything and calculates everything and makes decisions that can only be made through a real revolution in BMC4ISR [Battle Management/Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance],” he said. “We’re not there yet, and it could take a decade. But this is our vision and we’re running in that direction.”

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Some questions:
-Does this seem similar to the ideology that the movie I, Robot was warning against?
-What do you think about the concept of a fully automated weapon system that functions without human input?
-If a mistake is made, who is responsible for that mistake if the system is fully automated?

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