Breitbart mentions that Kalishnakov, the famous producer of the AK-47, one of the most popular assault weapons ever, now has AI controlled killing systems. Not a test-bed, a line of ready for order units.
The unit uses a combination of communications to a central control site and an AI neural network. Yes, you read that right, the Ruskies have just give AI the power to shoot… Nothing could possibly go wrong!
Newatlas.com had more details:
The company revealed it had developed a range of combat robots that are fully automated and used artificial intelligence to identify targets and make independent decisions.
That part about “independent decisions” is the part that clearly indicates that the AI can kill you…
Usually, I would type something cute like, “I would like to be the first to welcome our AI machine overlords.”
There are quite a few AI platforms available for software developers. I’ve tried a couple and am still mystified, but others have used them successfully. The availability of automated, software controllable technology, think drones, cars, vacuum clears, any radio controlled mechanism is clear to everyone. Slightly modified weapons system, think firearms, bomb, and other nasty toys can be obtained by those who are determined to do so.
Think about the ramifications of the above paragraph. Any half-assed AI experimenter can already create a killing machine. It is no longer a question of if, but of when. Not when they will be created, it has happened. The question is when the first killings will take place. The genie is out of the bottle and it will never go back.
The world has changed. As with other disruptive technologies that allow the individual to open the gates of hell, the gates will be opened.
Think about a nut-bag who decides he has been bullied. How about my favorite nightmare nut-bag, the type who prays a lot and decides to kill infidels. Don’t even think about the Antifa types, the Black Bloc idiots, or any of the other anarchist dumb-asses.
A few AI packages, some software interfaces to controllable transportation packages, and an optional weapons package. Cars plowing into schools, churches, and mosques. Drones or radio controlled cars shooting kids on a playground. A “smart” Molotov cocktail with a programmed drone. Here is a scary one, an AI package, a radio controlled boat with an explosive package. I do not want to think about weaponized drones and commercial air travel!
To paraphrase Mr. Ollivander: I expect great things. Terrible things, yes. But great things.