Russia Is Building an AI-Powered Missile That Can Think for Itself


B00Mer
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Russia Is Building an AI-Powered Missile That Can Think for Itself



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Today’s most advanced weapons are already capable of “making decisions” using built-in smart sensors and tools. However, while these weapons rely on some sort of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, they typically don’t have the ability to choose their own targets.

Creating such weapons is now Russia’s goal, according to the country’s defense officials and weapons developers.

“Work in this area is under way,” Tactical Missiles Corporation CEO Boris Obnosov said at the MosAeroShow (MAKS-2017) on July 20, the TAAS Russian News Agency reported. “This is a very serious field where fundamental research is required. As of today, certain successes are available, but we’ll still have to work for several years to achieve specific results.”

The nation hopes to emulate the capabilities of the U.S.’s Raytheon Block IV Tomahawk cruise missile, which it saw used in Syria, within the next few years. As Newsweek previously reported, Russia is also working on developing drones that functions as “swarms” using AI.

WE CAN BUILD IT, BUT SHOULD WE?

The importance of developing sound policy to guide AI development cannot be overstated. One of the reasons this is necessary is to prevent humans from using such technology for nefarious purposes. Any attempts to weaponize AI should ring alarm bells and be met with serious scrutiny.

Russia certainly isn’t the first nation to explore militarized AI. The U.S. plans to incorporate AI into long-range anti-ship missile, and China is supposedly working on its own AI-powered weapons.

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It’s certainly possible to build these weapons, but should we? Many people, including industry experts, already warn about how AI could become the harbinger of humanity’s destruction. Making weapons artificially intelligent certainly doesn’t help dispel such fears.

The future of warfare isn’t immune to technological advances, of course. It’s only natural, albeit rather unfortunate, that technology improves weapons. In the end, however, it’s not AI directly that poses a threat to humanity — it’s people using AI.

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petros
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If it thinks like a Muzzie it'll blow it's self up.
 
coldstream
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Maybe it'll come to the conclusion that it can do away with these annoying humans and take us out of the equation.

Some well built guy who said he was from the future told me this was inevitable.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

Maybe it'll come to the conclusion that it can do away with these annoying humans and take us out of the equation.

Some well built guy who said he was from the future told me this was inevitable.


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Machjo
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What do they do if it has a glitch or gets a computer virus?
 
lone wolf
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Some tech goes n'ya-n'ya to the baby missile and it grows its own attitude. Surprised tech....
 
Johnnny
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The Hunter Killer Missile is a popular weapon that is already used by daemon hunters of the Imperium.

They are also unique in that they are guided weapons with an on-board artificial intelligence, known as a "logis-engine." Sensors in the missile's nose transmit information on the target and surrounding environment to the logis-engine, which guides the missile in flight by manipulating its stabilizing fins, allowing the missile to match the target's movements and avoid obstacles
 
MHz
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