Debate:AI Control Over Weapons of War

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With the rise of unmanned vehicles and advances in robotics, the idea of a humanless battlefield is drawing ever closer to reality; however, one thing I see alot is the lack of distinction between AI controlled weapons and drones. This is an important one, as the latter is already a reality and the former is complete fiction. AI will never control weapons of war, as it is simply not practical. In order for an artificial intelligence to be capable of functioning independently on a battlefield it would need to be as complex and intelligent as a human brain, and developing such a thing is simply out of the realm of possibility for the foreseeable future. However even if it could be done, remote control by a human operator will always be cheaper, more reliable, and more effective. Comrade General Pootis (talk) 16:07, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Very primitive AIs already control the guidance systems of cruise missiles. It's already done. No one raised a peep when it first happened. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 16:27, 22 January 2020 (UTC)