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Chap 2- The Invisable Computer
DARPA's just-launched Mind's Eye program aims to develop visual intelligence for unmanned systems. Once perfected, the agency anticipates that such systems could perform ground surveillance in military operations--a job currently relegated to Army scouts and Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance troops.
Humans perform a wide range of visual tasks with ease, something no current artificial intelligence can do in a robust way. They have inherently strong spatial judgment and are able to learn new spatiotemporal concepts directly from the visual experience. Humans visualize scenes and objects, as well as the actions involving those objects and possess a powerful ability to manipulate those imagined scenes mentally to solve problems. A machine-based implementation of such abilities is broadly applicable to a wide range of applications, including ground surveillance.
Originally posted by 123bounce
likely ai wont be advanced enough for selfawareness for a long time. the real threat would be if military could get an ai capable of handling combat robots. then it could have a completely loyal army available to do the dirty jobs that human soldiers won't do.