Five leading superpowers are secretly preparing for an all-out futuristic war

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A variety of remotely controlled robots to meet various need are arrayed inside the EOD building at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, April 24, 2008. (Photo by Adrin Snider/Newport News Daily Press/MCT via Getty Images)

A variety of remotely controlled robots to meet various need are arrayed inside the EOD building at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia.

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WORLD superpowers are engaged in a feverish “arms race” to develop the first killer robots completely removed from human control, the Sun Online can reveal.

These machines will mark a dramatic escalation in computer AI from the drones and robots currently in use, all of which still require a human to press the “kill button”.

In a series of exclusive interviews, leading experts told The Sun Online machines making life or death decisions will likely be developed within the next 10 years.

Fears are now growing about the implications of creating such smart machines, as are concerns they will fall into the hands of terrorist groups such as ISIS.

Locked in this new race for military supremacy is Britain, the US, China, Russia and Israel – all of which have robot programmes of varying advancement.

Toby Walsh, a professor of artificial intelligence at the University of New South Wales, described the machines as “the next revolution in warfare”.

Unlike current drones or bomb disposal robots, they will be capable of tracking and killing people at their own discretion – a prospect he finds “terrifying”.

He said: “There’s an arms race between the US, China, Russia, the UK and Israel – they’re technologically the most developed countries.”

One such creation was a 132ft-long warship currently being trialled by the US Navy that acts as a fully autonomous submarine hunter.

With no crew to feed, it can cruise across oceans non-stop for up to three months.

Another is a self-driving tank being tested by Vladimir Putin’s military – which has the ability to select and kill anyone it deems an enemy.

“We will fairly soon have autonomous weapons that will target, track and kill without human involvement,” Dr Porter said.

“That is what happens at the minute (but) there’s still a human in the loop and from a military perspective, that’s the weak link. It would be much better – from a military perspective – if that is removed.”

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robot wars..but it wont be robots killing robots..it will be robots killing humans..

“In a series of exclusive interviews, leading experts told The Sun Online machines making life or death decisions will likely be developed within the next 10 years.”

scary..

“There’s an arms race between the US, China, Russia, the UK and Israel – they’re technologically the most developed countries.”

at least israel is now being recognized as the merhcant of death that it is..

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~ by seeker401 on August 30, 2016.

One Response to “Five leading superpowers are secretly preparing for an all-out futuristic war”

  1. Love to get a look at their “friend or foe” recognition systems. I can’t imagine they’ve really gotten past the IFF transmitter stage (Identification Friend or Foe, works like a transponder), which means that a number of hacks could be used to confuse the machine.
    Pretty expensive devices, and probably won’t perform well in the field. If I were a soldier in the military that’s deploying these things, I would be pretty nervous about being anywhere near them.
    The one thing that works alarmingly well is the auto-turret tech built into them…when it latches onto a target, it is almost impossible for that target to avoid the attack, these things even anticipate & lead their targets.

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