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Robot War Plane

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posted on Mar, 11 2007 @ 10:42 PM
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Well I'm watching MSNBC right now and there talking about robots and also about this war plane that is unmanned and fly's with its own AI? could this be the new thing in wartime. I know that the military is already using or looking at some robotic vehicles but I didn't know about the Jet that has its own AI.




posted on Mar, 11 2007 @ 11:36 PM
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yep, i was watching the same program.

the UAV was the X-47 if i remember right, but im not sure if the show is totally correct, i think this plane is remotely operated and not completely on its own.

but to make sure we are talking about the same program; it was about the 10 different ways of doomsday, and the robots were the 10th way that the world could end.

they were talking about how computers are getting more powerful each year and by 2020 they think that computers will surpass the human brain computing power.

so the theory is that robots could possibly take over: IE: Terminator/Skynet

it was quite an interesting program



posted on Mar, 12 2007 @ 01:39 AM
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UAVs and UCAVs are not something new.
In fact the concept and use can actually be seen as far back as the 1940s,
where there were tests of using a remote controlled plane as a pilotless kamikazi.


Modern day U/CAV's are of no danger, unless you are the enemy.


As it stands computer technology and even the most advanced AI, are
far from deciding to go on any kind of killing spree, or turn on there
'masters' or anyhting like that.


None the less, U/CAVs are a very cool technology, and should be put
into further use, as any technology that can remove the chances of a
soldier dieing is OK in my eyes.



posted on Mar, 12 2007 @ 11:44 AM
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Depending on your interest level in said UCAV subject there is the aviation forums with a host of people who would be able to fill you in (including myself) on UCAV tech and even some of the arguements for adding AI to the battlefield.



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