Will the U.S. Unleash an Army of Killer Robots? Ask Clinton or Trump

Are Terminators with American flags on their sleeves bound for combat anytime soon?In an interview published today by Breaking Defense, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that the U.S. would never unleash autonomous killing machines. But the military’s embrace of artificial intelligence is getting stronger, and Carter won’t be overseeing the Pentagon forever. Related: Who Can Be Killed by a Drone? US Reveals the Rules of Engagement A Department of Defense directive mandating “appropriate levels of human judgment” over autonomous weapons, which was signed by Carter in 2012 when he was Deputy Defense Secretary, is set to expire next year. As Wired pointed out last week, either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will decide whether to unleash squads of robots outside of direct human control in combat. This morning, on a…


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Will the U.S. Unleash an Army of Killer Robots? Ask Clinton or Trump

Are Terminators with American flags on their sleeves bound for combat anytime soon?In an interview published today by Breaking Defense, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that the U.S. would never unleash autonomous killing machines. But the military’s embrace of artificial intelligence is getting stronger, and Carter won’t be overseeing the Pentagon forever. Related: Who Can Be Killed by a Drone? US Reveals the Rules of Engagement A Department of Defense directive mandating “appropriate levels of human judgment” over autonomous weapons, which was signed by Carter in 2012 when he was Deputy Defense Secretary, is set to expire next year. As Wired pointed out last week, either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will decide whether to unleash squads of robots outside of direct human control in combat. This morning, on a…


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