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Autonomous military robots that will fight future wars must be programmed to live by a strict warrior code or the world risks untold atrocities at their steely hands.
The stark warning – which includes discussion of a Terminator-style scenario in which robots turn on their human masters – is issued in a hefty report funded by and prepared for the US Navy’s high-tech and secretive Office of Naval Research .
Originally posted by Leto
Why should Americans risk their lives in hostile foreign countries when we can send robots to do the dirty work?
The unwritten Samurai code of conduct, known as Bushido, held that the true warrior must hold that loyalty, courage, veracity, compassion, and honor as important, above all else. An appreciation and respect of life was also imperative, as it added balance to the warrior character of the Samurai. He was often very stoic with a deep and strong philosophical passion. He could be deadly in combat and yet so gentle and compassionate with children and the weak.
I'm wondering how those militants in Afghanistan feel, after witnessing their buddies blown to bits by unmanned aircraft drones launching missles, when they don't even have a rudimentary air force of their own?
Fairly emotionaly heated with rage & disgusted by the 'lack of honor' in warfare, I imagine.
Originally posted by Wachstum
- if the human is the war-enemy
- if the human is a muslim and has a rucksack (in London)
- if the human has a turban and a gun
- if the human is in Gaza
- if the police tells the robot to kill a human
Originally posted by undermind
However, since these emotionally heated and disgusted by the lack of honor in warfare militants are offering $25,000 for a female coalition soldier (only $5,000 for males) and would gladly relieve you of YOUR head without a second thought, I'm thinking "buddyhood", honor and dealing with emotional turmoil are somewhat lower down their list.
Originally posted by Ridhya
1. Anyone can be labelled an enemy (you?!)
3. Police with a religious background?!
4. Civilians populate Gaza!
5. Humans have biases!