In the UK, they want to test autonomous weapons systems, but they are afraid of fatal mistakes on the part of machines.
The UK House of Lords is exploring the possibility of using artificial intelligence to create fully autonomous weapons systems (AWS). This is reported by the Army Technology portal.
The Committee on Artificial Intelligence in Weapons Systems is collecting data and conducting research to determine how autonomous weapon systems should be designed and used that can “select, detect and engage targets with little or no human intervention” guided by sensor readings and advanced AI-based algorithms. British politicians have identified varying degrees of autonomy from complete independence to semi-autonomous technologies that attack only at the command of the operator.
“War is governed by procedures, rules and regulations, and the use of FAA is no exception,” the report notes.
Autonomous weapons pose a number of difficulties and problems associated with the possibility of error and lack of accountability. Many fear that fully autonomous weapons will not be able to comply with the provisions of the Law of Armed Conflicts, since AI is not able to reliably distinguish between a military and a civilian. At the same time, such technologies can significantly enhance the combat capabilities of the army, because they will operate even in the absence of communication.
“Procurement of systems based on artificial intelligence is very fast. Compared to 30 years of developing a new fighter or a new frigate, it is heaven and earth. I think a very interesting area of \u200b\u200bresearch will be how procurement requirements or plans affect the process development,” commented committee chairman Robert Rogers.
Many countries are considering the introduction of AI in the military due to the high speed of data processing and decision making, investing large resources in the development of such technologies. According to Army Technology, this could spark a new arms race. For example, the United States has already begun to introduce AI capabilities into its military in order to increase intelligence capabilities. Americans will continue to develop AI in order to keep pace with China, which has promised to become the world leader in this field by 2030.
Earlier it was written that the US is planning deepfakes to brainwash the Internet with the help of AI. The US Special Operations Command ordered the development of such technologies from various companies, aiming to have a working solution by 2025.
It was also reported that artificial intelligence was taught to design warships. Chinese scientists have developed a system that generates models based on requirements specified by engineers.
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