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by Tyler Durden
Jul 17, 2017 5:30 AM
Recently there has been some debate at the U.N. about “killer robots,” with prominent scientists, researchers, and Human rights organizations all warning that this type of technology – lethal tech. that divorces the need for human control – could cause a slew of unintended consequence to the detriment of humanity.
A study conducted the University of British Columbia shows that this type of terminator-like weaponry isn’t sitting well with the general public, as an overwhelming majority of people, regardless of country or culture, want a complete ban placed upon any further development of these autonomous systems of war.
Despite the warnings of risk and concern, this is not stopping arms manufacturers from taking warfare into the twilight zone and bringing the futuristic battlefield scenario where A.I. robots and human are fighting with each other, side by side, closer to everyday reality.
Kalashnikov, the maker of the iconic AK-47, is one of those manufacturers bringing lethal automation and robotics into the present-day as it is currently building a range of products based on neural networks,’ including a fully automated combat module’ that can identify and shoot at its targets.
The maker of one of the most famous guns in the world, Kalashnikov, is now turning its attention to robots. Autonomous killer robots to be precise. The company announced yesterday it has developed combat drones that will use AI to find targets and make independent decisions. In simple terms, AI killer robots. Images released by the company show combat robots with Kalashnikov’s PK series machine guns mounted on top. The company stated, “In the nearest future we plan to unveil a whole line of neural network based products. A fully automated combat module based on that technology is to be unveiled during the ARMY-2017 forum.”
Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov has announced it will launch a range of autonomous combat drones which will use artificial intelligence to identify targets and make decisions on their own. The move is likely to fuel ongoing concerns about the ethics of autonomous weapons.
A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
originally posted by: gort51
They are already planning for autonomous cars.
They are talking about autonomous and automatic braking in cars....in effect the car will do the braking...hopefully.
Dubai has quite been at the forefront of technological advancement. The first to build the tallest building in the world, first to introduce autonomous flying taxis and the first to actually introduce a real life 'Robocop' to the world. Now, the high-tech city has come up with another first - an autonomous police car. By the end of this year, the city police will have a new type of patrol car, one without a driver. It will be the eyes for the Dubai Police, acting as a surveillance unit. The vehicle, about the size of a toy electric buggy, will come equipped with 360-degree cameras that will 'scan for criminals', presumably using facial recognition technology, according to a report on Gulf News. The self-driving police bot has been named O-R3. It was developed and built by Singapore-based start-up OTSAW Digital, which has said that Dubai will be the first city in the world to recruit the O-R3 for everyday patrols. However, the company also noted that the bots are not intended to replace the human police officers but to enforce low-level order in the city.