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Israel Eyes Thinking Machines to Fight 'Doomsday' Missile Strikes

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posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 05:05 PM
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Israel Eyes Thinking Machines to Fight 'Doomsday' Missile Strikes


blog.wired.com

Israel has been hit in recent years by thousands and thousands of rockets, mortar shells, and missiles. And that could be just a preview of the onslaught Iran may one day unleash. So Israeli military leaders have begun early planning for a new, robotic defense system, armed with enough artificial intelligence that it "could take over completely" from flesh-and-blood operators. "It will be designed for... autonomous operations,' Brig. Gen. Daniel Milo, commander of Israel's air defense forces.
(visit the link for the full news article)


Related News Links:
www.worldtribune.com




posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 05:05 PM
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So who thinks Israel can't defend itself now?

This is the next step in warfare for many places around the world. I am not surprised Israel has followed suit.

What's scary is that the title of the article has 'doomsday' in it.

What do they have to prepare for? War with Iran? War with Saudi Arabia? Egypt?

None of these countries pose a serious threat as long as the US is backing Israel. Perhaps they plan on leaving the US cut and dry or expect the US to stop backing them?


Israel already uses a blend of Arrow and Patriot interceptors to handle incoming rockets and missiles. This new command-and-control program would be "superimposed over all those defenses" -- and over new ones to come.



Not only will Patriot missiles continue to be used against unsuspecting Palestinian civilians, they'll get some new toys as well.



“It will be designed for man-in-the-loop as well as autonomous operations,” said Milo, the officer spearheading the vision within Israel’s user community. “But right now, our emphasis is on algorithms, not autonomy. Man-machine interface is the name of the game, because the more clever we make the interface, the more successful we’ll be in providing operators and commanders the situational awareness they’ll need to make very tough decisions...”







Check out the additional news article I posted:

Soldiers' GPS uniforms would prevent
friendly fire incidents


The Israel Army may equip its combat soldiers with GPS systems.
Industry sources said the army has been discussing the procurement of GPS indicators from an Israeli firm. The indicators would enable commanders to track their soldiers in real-time.
"One of the main problems of a field commander is that he doesn't know always know where his troops are," a senior officer told the Jerusalem Post.

"With this indicator, commanders and pilots would know that the building they are about to bomb is clear of fellow IDF troops."


Yay, more warfare!

Coming to a desert near you.

blog.wired.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 05:15 PM
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Thread started on this subject previously on ATS at:

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posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 11:57 PM
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Thanks centurion for the input. I thought this would be better off in the breaking news forum though.

Can Israel defend itself now? I wonder...One push of the button and they're set. Looks like no nuclear missile strike is going to happen anytime soon.



posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 12:49 AM
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This is kind of scary news.

Reminds me of Skynet, maybe the so called Peacemaker that the evangelists call the Antichrist is not a man but a machine, like Skynet, that Israel depends on for peace for 3 1/2 years. Except it doesn't bring peace and brings Judgement Day, Terminator style.




posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 12:53 AM
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In a way, I can see this as being a good thing and a bad thing for nations. The good from this is that if other militaries adopt this same system and it progresses its evolution, there would be less of a need for soldiers on the battlefield. Less soldiers means less deaths, and less deaths means better public reaction of wars. It could verily lead to a war fought only with joysticks and keyboards.

The bad thing is that the movie Terminator could be our true future.


That or using a military system entirely composed of computers could result in an increase in software malfunctions.



posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 12:57 AM
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I have to read this and laugh ... LOL

it's not gonna be cost effective. They spend
$100,000 on each patriot missile to shoot down
and unguided rocket which costs $4,000 each.
Would kinda get expensive if they fire 100 in
a week's time. That's $10M a week. I'd be
expecting some Israeli budget deficits in the
near future. Not to mention the nightmares
of the Terminator movies come to mind.

Just one computer glitch or hard drive crash
and you got missiles heading toward all arab
nations in the area. This cannot be a good thing
to be totally human autonomous.

I can't wait to see what kind of blunders are gonna happen
when this thing goes operational. Can anybody say WW3 ??



posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 01:07 AM
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Originally posted by SimonSays
They spend $100,000 on each patriot missile to shoot down
and unguided rocket which costs $4,000 each.


Well lucky for Israel we prop them up with a crapload of money each year.

US foreign aid to Israel

$91 Billion to Israel - And counting


The common figure given for U.S. aid to Israel is $3 billion per year—$1.2 billion in economic aid and $1.8 billion in military aid.




And from another source:


Recently Americans have begun to read and hear that “Israel receives $3 billion in annual U.S. foreign aid.” That's true. But it's still a lie. The problem is that in fiscal 1997 alone, Israel received from a variety of other U.S. federal budgets at least $525.8 million above and beyond its $3 billion from the foreign aid budget, and yet another $2 billion in federal loan guarantees. So the complete total of U.S. grants and loan guarantees to Israel for fiscal 1997 was $5,525,800,000.


$5,000,000,000 per year...


Who's arming Israel?


Any ideas on what the 'actual' conspiracy entails?



posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 01:41 AM
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we interrupt this thread with the following:

So 1.8 billion in military aid to Israel

and we give 1.3 Billion in military aid to Egypt. Hmmm.

and Iraq gets 18, not 1.8, Billion in military aid.

we now return you to Cyberstein Systems doomsday AI thread.







[edit on 23/1/08 by MikeboydUS]



posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 03:08 AM
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Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by biggie smalls
 


we interrupt this thread with the following:

So 1.8 billion in military aid to Israel

and we give 1.3 Billion in military aid to Egypt. Hmmm.

and Iraq gets 18, not 1.8, Billion in military aid.

we now return you to Cyberstein Systems doomsday AI thread.

yes it does sound quite odd when you look at it that way.
But one variable not counted in that is:

How much money Syria and Iran spend on rockets that
make it into Israel via Hamas fighters.

I think the Hamas rockets are not really intended to do
a lot of damage other than a constant reminder that
"WE'RE STILL HERE" type mentality. Course wind variations
make those rocket attacks very unreliable as far as targeting.
Basically it's like going outside and shooting a bottle rocket on
the 4th of July. It makes a pretty sight to look at, but have you
tried hitting an object 100 yards away with a bottle rocket?
You'll miss more times than you hit. But you're neighbors sure know
you're there .... LOL



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