AI drone did not ‘kill’ human operator…
AI drone did not ‘kill’ human operator in military simulated test, official ‘misspoke’
Here’s some of the first documented evidence showing how AI can be dangerous to us. A top Air Force official at a prestigious recent summit said an AI-licensed drone trained to cause destruction turned on its human operator in a simulation.
Interestingly – Airforce later claimed he “misspoke.” (?)
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A top Air Force official at a prestigious recent summit said an AI-licensed drone trained to cause destruction turned on its human operator in a simulation — but he later claimed he “misspoke.”
Air Force Col. Tucker “Cinco” Hamilton corrected himself and said he meant to make it clear that the supposed simulation was just a “hypothetical ‘thought experiment’ from outside the military’’ and that it never occurred, according to an updated post by the Royal Aeronautical Society, which hosted the event last month.
Hamilton had said during his presentation at the RAeS’s Future Combat Air and Space Capabilities Summit in London that an artificial intelligence-enabled drone changed the course of the drone’s tasked mission and attacked the human.
Hamilton’s cautionary tale, which was relayed in a blog post by RAeS writers, detailed how the AI-directed drone’s job was to find and destroy surface-to-air missile, or SAM, sites during a Suppression of Enemy Air Defense mission.
A human still had the final sign-off on whether to actually shoot at the site.