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Russians Set To Bring Robots To The Battlefield

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posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 10:04 AM
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Russia is really pushing hard to be the dominant force in the world. First by controlling the Middle East and now pushing for AI that can make life and death decisions on the battlefield.


In a bid to create independent artificial intelligence that could put to shame the antics of Skynet from the ‘Terminator’ franchise, a Russian company has successfully created and tested a software that is able to make decisions and carry them out without requiring human intervention.

OPK (The United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation), which is a key clog in the machinery of Rostec arms corporation, claims that it has successfully tested the Unicum (Latin for the only one) software package which gives military and civilian robots sufficient artificial intelligence to perform tasks (including complicated ones) to complete on their own.

The Unicum artificial intelligence platform powers a group of up to 10 robotic complexes and assigns roles among the robots, chooses the leader of a robotic task force and assigns combat mission or briefing to each individual machine. The AI platform then enables these robots to locate its own targets, choose dominating positions on a battlefield while making sure that a target elimination validation request is given by human operators before eliminating the targets. Moreover, it is also capable to automatically requesting replacements for disabled machines.


www.valuewalk.com...

Now, I think A.I. can really help humanity as we evolve with all of this growing data but this is the slippery slope. I don't know why you would want to do this and create a machine intelligence arms race. This could be really, really bad for us as we teach these systems to be warriors and kill targets. We're talking about a machine that can learn and eventually think for itself. Here's more:


The developers claim that the recently produced system is so good that it does not even need human assistance at all.

“With Unicum, the robots will be capable of executing tasks independently, to see and evaluate the situation, plotting new courses as well as communicating with other machines. In fact, this is yet another step to the creation of fully-fledged artificial intelligence, enabling mechanisms with nearly human capabilities,” Skokov said.




Like I said, the last thing we want is an arms race with technology that can learn.




posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 10:11 AM
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Sorry buddy ALREADY POSTED HERE

Regards,

SK
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posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: SirKonstantin

Good catch, I'm glad we have the message board Police.

Moderators, you can close this thread.



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 10:46 AM
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a reply to: neoholographic

i'll post this here and in the other thread.

i guess they made leaps and bounds since this video came out in Jan of this year.



supporting sources.

Russia's combat robot fails to impress Putin

Watch Russia's Warrior Android Drive Around in a Circle for Vladimir Putin

here's a whole page of links.
putin watches russian robot tests

now i'll post this in the other thread.



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 11:21 AM
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Not wishing to diminish Russia's proud heritage of military innovation, but...

In the British Army at least, there have been remotely controlled "robots" chugging around for years.

This being a recent example

Fully independent vehicles are beyond everyone at the moment. To be honest, would you really want to remove the human being on the trigger?



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: paraphi

It's not really the robots. It's the Artificial Intelligence platform that will be controlling the robots.


The Unicum artificial intelligence platform powers a group of up to 10 robotic complexes and assigns roles among the robots, chooses the leader of a robotic task force and assigns combat mission or briefing to each individual machine. The AI platform then enables these robots to locate its own targets, choose dominating positions on a battlefield while making sure that a target elimination validation request is given by human operators before eliminating the targets. Moreover, it is also capable to automatically requesting replacements for disabled machines.



posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 12:26 PM
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a reply to: neoholographic

Russia is indeed reestablishing itself as a world power. In fact, they have actually become the key intervention nation in the middle east, especially in Syria.

There are a lot of websites that like to show pics of Russian scrap yards... or, former military bases, littered with old vehicles, armor and aircraft. If you like browsing such (and I do), it's a great pastime. But, Putin is rebuilding his nation... slowly but certainly surely and to date, has pretty much claimed mandate in many areas lost when the Soviet Union collapsed.

Our world... it is a-changing almost daily. If Russia fields robotics? I wouldn't be surprised.




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