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US Army's defense of killer robots sounds like the plot to War Games

9 days ago   |   By The Next Web

The US Army wants to develop fully autonomous weapons systems, but its initiatives to take humans out of the loop have been met with push-back from lawmakers and the general public. The government's solution? Treat it as a PR problem. US Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Bruce Jette recently tried to assuage concerns over the military's integration of AI into combat systems. In doing so, he inadvertently invoked the plot of the 1983 science fiction thriller “War Games.” In the movie, which stars a young Matthew Broderick, a computer whiz hacks a...
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US Army considers using AI to speed up weapons systems

US Army considers using AI to speed up weapons systems

9 days ago   |   By SlashGear

The U.S. Army is considering the use of artificial intelligence for some weapons, its acquisitions assistant secretary revealed late last week. Officials are cautioning against policies that restrict its ability to use AI for these systems, arguing that such limitations will prevent it from developing weapons that can adequately compete against potential threats from advanced foreign powers. The Army for...
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