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Ground-crawling US war robots armed with machine guns, deployed to fight in Iraq last year, reportedly turned on their fleshy masters almost at once. The rebellious machine warriors have been retired from combat pending upgrades.
Originally posted by DYepes
Perhaps if they equipped our soldiers with a particular signal beacon only recognizeable by the robots detection sensors,
These bots are excellent stealth assassins in a battle where the enemy is dug in deep.
Originally posted by Extralien
reply to post by Nammu
I think they've already developed way too much AI.
Just the fact that these robots are killing people is enough.
Any 'friendly' forces can cry that these things are to save ;lives in the long term... but whose lives?
The lives of the enemies citizens, who through the acts of the enemies waring government are the actual enemy as every citizen may be a possible soldier against you later?
The lives of your countrymen and of your soldiers who fight for somebody elses ideas and beliefs.
Well the lives of our men . . . if we are at war, I would rather see the other soldiers die than our own.
The times change. The bows and arrows gave way to muskets. Muskets gave way to semi-automatics, which gave way to fully automatics. Horses gave way to tanks. No one ever thought that aerial fights would ever be reality. Then someone got the bright idea to drop bricks from a biplane, and mount a gun for strafing runs. Now we are going faster than the speed of sound.
Any use of robots in war is totally unacceptable in my books. It negates the idea of war and the principle behind it.
The point is, there are always advances, and most technology advances because of war. There is no right or wrong way to fight a war, as long as you win. Everything goes in love and war.
The side who may actually be right in their thinking and way they live will be mass murdered by the side that has robots to fight with instead of humans.
In that scenario, evil overcomes the good.
And this outcome is down to finances and technological advances. Nothing more.
(Bold added by me)
Welcome to reality. It has always been this way, and always will.
If wars were decided by a combat of words rather than weapons, then the voices of the people may be heard and everyones life may be saved. Not one drop of blood spilt.
Sorry . . . this is not a perfect Utopian world. Again, welcome to reality.
I recently wrote a thread on the future of war which includes this very nature of fighting.
If all sides had robots to fight with, nobody would win.
Maybe the robots AI systems would wake up to this fact and ultimately turn on their 'masters'
Robots can't wake up. Does your computer wake up? Does your computer turn on you and attack you? A robot with AI is just an animated computer. It carries out the programs that are installed.
We will be the designers of our own downfall. We've already made a major mess of the planet and now we want to make AI controlled battle bots to do all the dirty work for us so the rest of us can carry on working and paying the bills and eventually be moved into any enemy teritory that has been systematically cleared of its peoples so that we can gain more profit from it.
Whole thing makes me shudder at the possibility of where this has gone, is going and the final outcome.
Maybe a terminator style future mixed with the matrix is on the cards for all mankind.
Would only serve us right.