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# 210301 21-Mar-2017 20:45
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Not a new story, but one I just accidently came across.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/26/us/pentagon-artificial-intelligence-terminator.html?_r=1

https://streamable.com/qmw4

"The small drone, with its six whirring rotors, swept past the replica of a Middle Eastern village and closed in on a mosque-like structure, its camera scanning for targets.

No humans were remotely piloting the drone, which was nothing more than a machine that could be bought on Amazon. But armed with advanced artificial intelligence software, it had been transformed into a robot that could find and identify the half-dozen men carrying replicas of AK-47s around the village and pretending to be insurgents.

As the drone descended slightly, a purple rectangle flickered on a video feed that was being relayed to engineers monitoring the test. The drone had locked onto a man obscured in the shadows, a display of hunting prowess that offered an eerie preview of how the Pentagon plans to transform warfare.

Almost unnoticed outside defense circles, the Pentagon has put artificial intelligence at the center of its strategy to maintain the United States’ position as the world’s dominant military power. It is spending billions of dollars to develop what it calls autonomous and semiautonomous weapons and to build an arsenal stocked with the kind of weaponry that until now has existed only in Hollywood movies and science fiction, raising alarm among scientists and activists concerned by the implications of a robot arms race.

The Defense Department is designing robotic fighter jets that would fly into combat alongside manned aircraft. It has tested missiles that can decide what to attack, and it has built ships that can hunt for enemy submarines, stalking those it finds over thousands of miles, without any help from humans.

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  # 1745406 21-Mar-2017 22:21
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Cool I was thinking of making a sentry gun with a .22 that would identify rabbits in my garden. There are various sentry mounts you can buy running arduino

http://projectsentrygun.rudolphlabs.com

But they all seem to shoot at anything the moves in its field of view.

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  # 1745461 21-Mar-2017 22:33
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cruxis: Cool I was thinking of making a sentry gun with a .22 that would identify rabbits in my garden. There are various sentry mounts you can buy running arduino

http://projectsentrygun.rudolphlabs.com

But they all seem to shoot at anything the moves in its field of view.

 


Not AI enough - bunnies who haven't done anything wrong have nothing to fear


 
 
 
 


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  # 1745469 21-Mar-2017 23:08
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True, But once the military get the AI perfected. Would it not filter down to the consumer market. i would I get it to know the difference between a rabbit , or a cat. Even better AI would know the difference between feral cat and a pet cat. That be one smart AI.

Imagine a modified self driving car that would swerve to run over possums if it was safe to do so. The future is robotic animal cruelty.

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