As AI advances, military leaders mull the ‘Terminator conundrum’

Unmanned SystemsAs AI advances, military leaders mull the ‘Terminator conundrum’ By Bianca Spinosa Jan 25, 2016 With the Obama administration giving the green light for driverless cars on our roads within the next decade, and the military services developing autonomous air, ground and sea vehicles, it’s only a matter of time before the technology exists to develop artificial intelligence that can be used on the battlefield. But that leaves the prickly question of whether a fully autonomous system can carry out an attack. And although Defense Department rules currently make clear that, regardless of the system, only a human operator can order a strike, it is something military leaders are concerned about. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addressed that question at a…


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