Items tagged with autonomous weapons

Three years ago, Elon Musk, arguably one of the smartest men on the planet, had an important warning. He equated the rapid development of AI as summoning 'the demon', and it's really not that hard to understand why. It's hard to talk about this kind of thing without name-dropping "Skynet", but is there a better example of the threat? While Skynet was once definitively a sci-fi theory, strong AI growth over the past few years has begun to make such outcomes seem not so outrageous. It's especially scary when you think about the type of warfare equipment that's been available in the past decade, which has already been extremely "smart" as far as their capabilities go. AI will, without question,... Read more...
A couple of decades ago, the idea of autonomous killing machines being an actual problem seemed like a thing of science-fiction. 1984's The Terminator has captivated audiences since its release, with its portrayal of what things could look like if robots take over. Today, you can't avoid a Skynet reference when someone talks about artificial intelligence gone wrong. The world has changed a lot since the release of The Terminator (and even Terminator 2), and if we're not in the time where this kind of thing could actually be a reality, it's coming soon. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been at the forefront of warning the world of this risk, and over the past couple of years, those warnings... Read more...