Artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming one of the most important technology issues of our time, and it will have far-reaching consequences for societies across the globe. Unfortunately, AI research has focused zero percent of its energy on making sure that this new technology doesn’t kill hundreds of thousands of people accidentally. We at the ACM have come together to raise awareness of this dangerous oversight and its potentially lethal consequences.
The main challenge for AI is to move from a reactive system that only sees the world in terms of what it’s been programmed to react to, to one that can engage with the world on a more general level. This would allow it to form associations and learn through practice instead of through predetermined rules or programs.
This would also allow for increased sentience and autonomy, as the system would be able to apply what it has learned in one context to another similar situation. We believe that if AI is developed with such a capability, then it would greatly reduce the risk of accidents occurring as the AI would perceive the world in much the same way as humans do.
It is all well and good to have this capability for diagnostic purposes, but what happens when the system is put into practice? What happens when armies begin to use AI-controlled weapons or, more worryingly, autonomous military robots that can select targets and fire upon them automatically?
The most likely scenario is that we would see AI being used to drive military vehicles. Already, the U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems project has successfully tested computer-driven trucks that are capable of navigating difficult terrain without any human intervention.
Introduce the topic of Artificial Intelligence in the military
(AI) is a growing field and an important subject to many people. Most notably, it is used for self-driving cars and military equipment. With the modern advancements in technology, we face a lot of new problems that we didn’t have before. One such problem deals with how we can implement AI into machines that are not just used in one domain, but all domains. As of right now, the American military is developing AI to be put inside unmanned vehicles such as aerial drones and ground vehicles. The US Military is hoping to implement these new AI systems into unmanned vehicles within the next few years. This also raises ethical questions about how we should use this technology and what regulations should be put in place.
Explain how AI can be used to drive military vehicles
Artificial intelligence is being used by the U.S. military to aid communication and decision-making processes that are traditionally done by humans
Raytheon’s Phalanx Close-In Weapon System is an anti-aircraft system with AI capabilities designed to defend against missiles, enemy ships, and aircraft. Since its introduction in the 1980s, it has been used on navy ships which protect both military and commercial ships from missile attacks. This system is composed of six rotating barrels that fire 20mm projectiles and takes over target recognition and decision-making functions from the human operator (Elgindy & Gjelaj).
Ananti-missile system that can recognize targets and make decisions on its own is not a new technology. However, the Phalanx gun was designed by Adelphi Computer Systems in 1980 and has since then been used on ships (Elgindy & Gjelaj).
Another example of AI being used in military defense is Lockheed Martin’s Low-Cost Autonomous Attack System (LOCALS). This system is a 155mm air-to-surface projectile that destroys targets from the sky.
Share thoughts on what might happen if autonomous weapons are introduced into warfare
Since AI can handle a lot of the decisions that would normally be done by a human soldier, there is no longer a need to send people into these dangerous situations. It has been estimated that up to 20-30% of casualties in war are from friendly fire (Elgindy & Gjelaj). If this number is reduced, then the cost of war would be significantly lower.
However, there are potential ethical problems that arise from this technology being used in military defense. The idea of removing humans from warfare is a heated debate that has been going on for years. Critics also worry that AI cannot accurately make decisions that go beyond what it has learned and studying similar situations.
For example, in the Persian Gulf War of 1990-1991, there was an incident where a group of four friendly tanks fired upon one another due to poor communication systems (Elgindy & Gjelaj). It is unclear whether or not this would have happened if AI was being used during this time.
While this technology could potentially greatly decrease the number of casualties in war, there are still risks to introducing this type of system. There is much debate over whether or not we should use AI and if so, what limitations and regulations should be put in place to avoid something like in the future
In conclusion, one of the main challenges for AI is how it can handle a lot of different domains just as humans can. Eventually, AI might become advanced enough that we will no longer need human soldiers in order to have a successful war. However, there are still ethical questions surrounding this topic and would need to be resolved in order for AI to safely drive military vehicles
Currently, Artificial Intelligence is being used in military defense with examples like Lockheed Martin’s Low-Cost Autonomous Attack System (LOCALS). Systems like these can help reduce the number of casualties since they can make decisions that were previously made by a human soldier. However, since AI cannot handle all situations as well as humans can, there are still ethical questions surrounding the use of AI in military defense
There should be limitations and regulations put into place to avoid something like this from happening in the future because Artificial Intelligence has the potential to drive military vehicles, but it must be able to handle all different domains just as humans can.
Additionally, this technology could help reduce casualties in war by 20-30%. If this number is reduced, then the cost of war would be significantly lower. However, there are ethical questions surrounding AI being used in military defense