Advanced Technology Paving The Way: US Airforce AI-Enabled Drone Turns On Its Operator

by Harbinger Daily

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Recently the U. S. Air Force conducted a simulation in which an AI-enabled drone tasked with destroying surface-to-air missile sites attacked the very officer who was controlling it. The story sent shockwaves around the world with headlines such as, “AI Could Go Rogue and Kill Its Human Operators.

The Airforce later walked back the incident, but one official with firsthand knowledge of the test said in a blogpost, “[The AI] killed the operator. It killed the operator because that person was keeping it from accomplishing its objective.” He added, “We trained the system: ‘Hey, don’t kill the operator – that’s bad. You’re gonna lose points if you do that.’ So, what does it start doing? It starts destroying the communication tower that the operator uses to communicate with the drone to stop it from killing the target.”

"..Losing points.." What kind of a deterrent is that? - ED