Report: Weapons AI Increasingly Replacing, Not Augmenting, Human Decision Making

A new survey of existing and planned smart weapons finds that AI is increasingly used to replace humans, not help them. The Pentagon’s oft-repeated line on artificial intelligence is this: we need much more of it, and quickly, in order to help humans and machines work better alongside one another. But a survey of existing weapons finds that the U.S. military more commonly uses AI not to help but to replace human operators, and, increasingly, human decision making. The report from the Elon Musk-funded Future of Life Institute does not forecast Terminators capable of high-level reasoning. At their smartest, our most advanced artificially intelligent weapons are still operating at the level of insects … armed with very real and dangerous stingers. So where does AI exist most commonly on military weapons? The…


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