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5 Scary Things About Artificial Intelligence That Worry Military Brass |

Posted by M. C. on September 7, 2018

The only thing we know for sure about military and government-The many laws it ignores will include Isaac Asimov’s.

Guess who will the serve the sentence for disobeying those laws.

  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.[1]
  1. A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.

By Gina Harkins

1. Killer robots.

We might be a ways off from a “Terminator”-style nightmare in which a self-thinking computer wages war on the planet. But as the military experiments with more autonomous vehicles and robots, experts are thinking about ways to keep them in check…

2. More machines, fewer humans making decisions.

Warfare will always involve human beings, said Alexander Kott, chief scientist with the Army Research Laboratory. One of his lab’s key efforts is thinking about how humans and artificial intelligence can best fight as a team…

3. Bad or tainted data.

A lot of machine-based-learning software used in the civilian world is open source, which means lots of different people can affect the artificial intelligence. In the military where national security risks are at stake, that approach isn’t likely to work…

4. Limited platforms.

Another limitation the military faces is having to integrate artificial intelligence capabilities into some of its complex existing platforms. It’s not always feasible for the U.S. military to design entirely new systems built just for AI capabilities — especially something with complicated security needs…

5. The next space race.

There’s a global power competition happening in artificial intelligence. China has openly declared AI to be the next space race, Hahn said. And the country plans on winning that race.

That means the military must look to industry and academic experts who can help the services build capabilities rapidly, Cooley said. Countries like China don’t deal with the rigid contract structures and other rules that can slow the developmental process significantly…

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