Artificial intelligence increases risk for soldiers

Artificial intelligence is defined to be intelligence exhibited by machines or software that interact with any given environment. This rapidly growing field is currently making large impacts in a wide variety of environments and will inevitably influence the lives of millions. Just this past summer, over a thousand scientists and artificial intelligence researchers signed a letter at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. This letter publicly addresses the need to ban offensive autonomous weapons in order to avoid a global artificial intelligence arms race. Many individuals make the mistake of classifying autonomous robots with remotely piloted aircraft — drones. The largest difference between the two structures would be the fact that drones require a person to fly the craft and make targeting decisions. Unlike drones, autonomous weapons analyze their…


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