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US Army is creating the ultimate AI killer by monitoring the brainwaves of supersnipers

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posted on May, 11 2017 @ 07:10 PM
This is yet another step.

Army researchers are teaching artificial intelligence to learn from humans to become sharper shooters.

At the annual Intelligent User Interface conference, scientists from DCS Corp and the Army Research Lab revealed how training a neural network on datasets of human brain waves can improve its ability to identify a target in a dynamic environment.

The approach teaches AI to spot when a human has made a targeted decision, with hopes that it could one day be used to assess a battlefield scenario in real-time.

This is VERY important. AI keeps reaching these milestones and this would be another one.

AI just beat experts in the game of Go, plays Atari and won in an incomplete information scenario with Poker.

The common thread with all of these things is, the environment isn't dynamic. AI has a tough time learning in a dynamic environment. This just means the environment changes.

When you play these games, the environment doesn't change. So AI can play a million games of poker or go against itself in order to get better and learn new strategies. It knows the environment of the Atari game it's playing but look at this game here.

AI learns how to play the game without any instructions. If you change some of the bricks to balls though, the system would have trouble.

They're training the AI to learn like a human and this way they can respond like a human in dynamic environments.

The study comes as part of the multi-year Cognition and Neuroergonomics Collaborative Technology Alliance, according to Defense One.

And, it’s a step toward artificial intelligence that can solve problems in a changing environment, such as a military setting.

‘We know that there are signals in the brain that show up when you perceive something that’s salient,’ said Matthew Jaswa, one of the authors on the paper.

By training an AI to recognize these signals using massive datasets of human brainwaves, it could one day be able to instantly understand, in real time, when a solider is making a targeted decision.


This needs to be said again:

By training an AI to recognize these signals using massive datasets of human brainwaves

This could be dangerous. It's something that's very smart and will allow AI to learn in a dynamic environment but we don't fully understand how these brain waves work and what actions are associated with these brain waves.

You could be training an AI to recognize signals in human brainwaves but what if it learns a signal associated with mass murder or genocide? You're talking about a MASSIVE DATASET of human brainwaves. This will be like the collective conscious of humans and there's no telling what it might learn. Sadly, humans have a capacity for brutal violence and they will have to be careful allowing AI to pick up our bad habits. We want AI to be better than us.


DARPA revealed it is funding eight separate research efforts to determine if electrical stimulation can safely be used to 'enhance learning and accelerate training skills.'

Ultimately, doing this could allow a person to quickly master complex skills that would normally take thousands of hours of practice.

The program, called the Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) program, aims to use the body's peripheral nervous system to accelerate the learning process.

This would be done by activating a process known as 'synaptic plasticity' – a key process in the brain involved in learning – with electrical stimulation.

Imagine learning how to be a Doctor or learning Kung Fu in a matter of minutes like Neo:

Interesting times indeed

posted on May, 11 2017 @ 07:38 PM
a reply to: neoholographic

We're being told that AI will never, ever turn on humans whilst at the same time they're training it to turn on 'some' humans?

This is PRECISELY why AI will just kill us all. We're so annoying.

posted on May, 12 2017 @ 03:09 AM
a reply to: neoholographic You have point here, but when they start to teach the AI how to be humanly emotional, that's where I'll be very concerned, indeed. For now is just a game of research and preparation.

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