[ExI] Five Autonomous Weapons that are already here

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 23:03:02 UTC 2021

On Wed, 1 Dec 2021 at 19:55, Dave Sill via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Those questions have already been decided, unfortunately. As an IT professional, the thought of autonomous weapons terrifies me, at least at the current state of software engineering, AI, ethics, politics, etc.
> -Dave
> _______________________________________________

Apparently over 30 countries want to ban autonomous weapons, but the
U.S.,  Russia, China, and India are against an outright ban. Mainly
because they don't believe every country would adhere to the ban.


>From a U.S. government report -
The authors go on to suggest autonomous weapons systems may represent
an inevitability, given the increasing number of complex decisions
operators will be forced to make in future battles.

“The best human operator cannot defend against multiple machines
making thousands of maneuvers per second potentially moving at
hypersonic speeds and orchestrated by AI across domains,” the report
reads.” “Humans cannot be everywhere at once, but software can.”


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