AI And War – Connection To Syria Strike – Third Revolution In Warfare – UN Debates Regulation.

by Ruby Henley

I have been researching Artificial Intelligence or AI since the United States, France, and Britain  joined forces to strike Syria. Throughout the whole ‘shock and awe’ I kept thinking about AI, so I knew this incident was connected.  When I cannot get a certain topic off my mind, I delve deeply into it.

Thus, I have found this, and I am not shocked – just validated.  Countries are spending billions on ‘third revolution in warfare’ as UN debates regulation of AI-powered weapons.  I put the UN down, but in this case, thank God for it. This article was published April 9, 2018 at www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/apr/09/killer-robots-pressure-builds-for-ban-as-governments-meet

I want to say we should have already understood that when President Trump put the military industrial complex first in his budget, it meant that is what comes first to him.  If a Country puts much of its budget into its military, they do it for a reason. War! A Nation must have secure borders and be able to defend itself on the battlefield; however, that Nation should not be a bully or a liar, especially to its own people.

As long as there is a possibility of war, then a military will be important to a Country.  Therefore, weapons will be of the utmost importance, also. We are now finding ourselves in the ’third revolution in warfare.’ This basically means that AI is being incorporated into weapons; thus, this means these weapons have to be tested and used.  War! Syria strike- mission accomplished – AI incorporation successful!

Consider the fact that Russia did not strike back, Assad was pictured laughing after it was over, and everyone is haughty except Putin and many of Trump supporters.  We did not want to strike a sovereign nation with no clear reason. Of course, Israel was engaged in bombing an Iranian base in Syria; Trump is so close to Israel, he wanted to ‘help’ – get used to it.  The above is not going to change any time soon.

 

I want to include an excerpt of the article:

“They will be “weapons of terror, used by terrorists and rogue states against civilian populations. Unlike human soldiers, they will follow any orders however evil,” says Toby Walsh, professor of artificial intelligence at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

“These will be weapons of mass destruction. One programmer and a 3D printer can do what previously took an army of people. They will industrialise war, changing the speed and duration of how we can fight. They will be able to kill 24-7 and they will kill faster than humans can act to defend themselves.”

Governments are meeting at the UN in Geneva on Monday for the fifth time to discuss whether and how to regulate lethal autonomous weapons systems (Laws). Also known as killer robots, these AI-powered ships, tanks, planes and guns could fight the wars of the future without any human intervention.

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, backed by Tesla’s Elon Musk and Alphabet’s Mustafa Suleyman, is calling for a preemptive ban on Laws, since the window of opportunity for credible preventative action is fast closing and an arms race is already in full swing.

“In 2015, we warned that there would be an arms race to develop lethal autonomous weapons,” says Walsh. “We can see that race has started. In every theatre of war – in the air, on the sea, under the sea and on the land – there are prototype autonomous weapons under development.”

Ahead of the meeting, the US has argued that rather than trying to “stigmatise or ban” Laws, innovation should be encouraged, and that use of the technology could actually reduce the risk of civilian casualties in war. Experts, however, fear the systems will not be able to distinguish between combatants and civilians and act proportionally to the threat.”

 

Now, we must accept there will be more weapons tested and more risks to the public.  We are living in a time that no man has ever lived in.

Putin made this remark to a group of students some time back”

“the future belongs to artificial intelligence,” and whoever masters it first will rule the world.

“Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind. It comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict. Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

However, the president said he would not like to see anyone “monopolize” the field.

“If we become leaders in this area, we will share this know-how with entire world, the same way we share our nuclear technologies today,” he told students from across Russia via satellite link-up, speak.

Putin is a very wise man, and he could have used these weapons to strike back at the coalition, but he did not.

Russia is very well equipped. The Country has developed a robot tank, Nerehta, which can be fitted with a machine gun or a grenade launcher, while its semi-autonomous tank, the T-14, will soon be fully autonomous. Kalashnikov, the Russian arms manufacturer, has developed a fully automated, high-calibre gun that uses artificial neural networks to choose targets.

 

Here is some food for thought which says so much about the future of humanity, and it is not good.

  1. “Inanimate machines cannot understand or respect the value of life, yet they would have the power to determine when to take it away,” says Mary Wareham, the campaign coordinator. “Our campaign believes that machines should never be permitted to take human life on the battlefield or in policing, border control, or any circumstances.”
  2. Supporters of a ban say fully autonomous weapons are unlikely to be able to fully comply with the complex and subjective rules of international humanitarian and human rights law, which require human understanding and judgment as well as compassion.
  3. Pointing to the 1997 ban on landmines, now one of the most widely accepted treaties in international law, and the ban on cluster munitions, which has 120 signatories, Wareham says: “History shows how responsible governments have found it necessary in the past to supplement the limits already provided in the international legal framework due to the significant threat posed to civilians.”
  4. It is believed that the weaponisation of artificial intelligence could bring the world closer to apocalypse than ever before. “Imagine swarms of autonomous tanks and jet fighters meeting on a border and one of them fires in error or because it has been hacked,” says Noel Sharkey, professor of artificial intelligence and robots at the University of Sheffield, who first wrote about the reality of robot war in 2007.
  5. “This could automatically invoke a battle that no human could understand or untangle. It is not even possible for us to know how the systems would interact in conflict. It could all be over in minutes with mass devastation and loss of life.”

So you see the problems we are facing as human beings with AI, and this is only a few of them.  There is one man, who is the man who helped create AI. He is warning humanity now, and he as also replacing AI in his factories with man.  He is the Thomas Edison of our time. Elon Musk!

 

thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2018/04/16/elon-musk-replaces-robots-at-tesla-factory-humans-are-underrated/

“ In a delicious turn of fate Elon Musk has put robots the world over on notice. He recently replaced the highly-touted automation system at Tesla with a better, more intelligent paradigm: humans.

Tesla’s Model 3 production facility is regarded as one of the most advanced car manufacturing plants in the world. It’s also been a complete failure. Elon Musk this month personally took over operations. And in true Musk form he’s burning the candle at both ends, rarely leaving the building..

We mentioned before that most (if not all) of the company’s problems are due to human error. The only consistent thing about its Model 3 production has been the company’s failure to meet its fulfillment goals. And that’s because Musk chose to make the ‘last mile’ of production entirely automated, and it blew up in his face.

 

Tim Higgins

@timkhiggins

13 Apr

.@elonmusk agrees that Tesla is relying on too many robots to make the Model 3 & needs more workers

www.cbsnews.com/news/elon-musk

-tesla-model-3-problems-interview-today-2018-04-13/

Elon Musk

@elonmusk

Yes, excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake. To be precise, my mistake. Humans are underrated.

3:54 PM – Apr 13, 2018

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This video is from February of this year, but it is still pertinent.

 

In conclusion, do not listen to what they are telling you.  They are saying that AI will overcome humanity, but that is not true.  Do not believe that! Believe in yourself. Believe in God. This will be a necessity in the days to come.  Stand firm.

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