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    Report: China 'Slaughterbots' Can Kill Without Human Command

    By Eric Mack | Sunday, 10 February 2019 11:02 AM

    In a dangerous AI "arms race," China is exporting killer drone weapons and pilotless aircraft with AK-47 rifles to combat zones in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, U.K.'s The Sun reported.

    Nicknamed "slaughterbots" in the report, the stealth weapons can deploy a targeted strike from the air "without a human pressing the fire button," per The Sun, citing a report by the U.S.'s Center for a New American Security (CNAS).

    "Though many current generation drones are primarily remotely operated, Chinese officials generally expect drones and military robotics to feature ever more extensive AI and autonomous capabilities in the future," the think tank's Gregory C. Allen claims, per the report.

    "Chinese weapons manufacturers already are selling armed drones with significant amounts of combat autonomy."

    The report pointed to a "Blowfish A2 drone" advertised as having "full autonomy all the way up to targeted strikes," according to Allen.

    Most automated drones in the U.S. are merely for reconnaissance or surveillance, per the report, but China is "more aggressive about introducing greater levels of autonomy closer to lethal use of force," Allen claims.

    An executive from a large Chinese defense company says drones are "like the hand of the human body" and future military AI will compare to "the brain," per The Sun.

    "Mechanized equipment is just like the hand of the human body," Zeng Yi said, per the report. "In future intelligent wars, AI systems will be just like the brain of the human body."

    ". . . AI may completely change the current command structure, which is dominated by humans . . . [to the] AI cluster."

    https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/drones-weapons-artificialintelligence-ai/2019/02/10/id/902045/
     
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    You opened the can, so don't complain the worms.
     
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    In the near future, fighting a war could be like playing computer games, you don't have to go the the front, just comfortably sit in the control room with a cup of coffee moving your joysticks around.
     
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    AI is not that advanced yet. It will need 20 years for AI to come to that point.

    This Chinese RC garbage will be like the stuff they sell on AliExpress. It won’t summon to much in real battle.

    Problem with remote control fighting is that you need a connection. With all the EW tech this is not possible. For now drones only have supporting role.

    And China isn’t as advanced as Japan and US in drone tech. In case of war China has no chance. China is still trying to catch up, with not much success.
     
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    Good job China, keep marching forward! :china:
     
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    I think that is the path robot or drone is heading...

    Like in the sci-fi story anyway, although it's better if such thing never exist.

    But with the military rivalry, it's unavoidable, it's just a matter who first, and everyone is in race above others.