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Artificial intelligence and war without humans

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It's a simple fact, says General John "Mike" Murray, we're going to have to learn to trust artificial intelligence in the battlefield. And that means, the rules governing human control over artificial intelligence might need to be relaxed. Speaking from Austin, Texas, at The Future Character of War and the Law of Armed Conflict online event, Murray provided a future battle scenario involving the rapid advance of artificial intelligence in the US military and the ethical challenges it presents. "If you think about things like a swarm of, let's say a hundred semi-autonomous or autonomous drones, some lethal, some sensing, some jamming, some in command and control -- think back to the closing ceremony of the Seoul Olympics. "Is it within a human's ability to pick out which ones have to be engaged and then make 100 individual engagement decisions against a drone swarm?" said Murray, Commander, Army Future Command (AFC). "And is it even necessary to have it a human in the loop, if you're talking about affects against an unmanned platform or against a machine.


US Army's new night vision technology makes fighting in darkness look like a video game

The Independent - Tech

The US Army's new'Enhanced Night Vision' technology makes fighting in darkness look like a video game for soldiers. The Lancer Brigade, a US military combat unit, posted video of the high-tech equipment, which shows people and objects outlined in a glowing white light, to its Twitter account last month. The Enhance Night Vision Goggle-Binoculars replaces the traditional green night vision experience to help soldiers see more effectively in low light. The Army says its new device uses white phosphor tubes instead of the traditional green phosphor, which it says offers troops better contrast to see enemies, equipment and weapons. The new goggles include a set of binoculars and an augmented reality system and soldiers will also be able to use them to look through the scope of a weapon remotely.


Army researchers create pioneering approach to real-time conversational AI

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Spoken dialogue is the most natural way for people to interact with complex autonomous agents such as robots. Future Army operational environments will require technology that allows artificial intelligent agents to understand and carry out commands and interact with them as teammates. Researchers from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, known as DEVCOM, Army Research Laboratory and the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies, a Department of Defense-sponsored University Affiliated Research Center, created an approach to flexibly interpret and respond to Soldier intent derived from spoken dialogue with autonomous systems. This technology is currently the primary component for dialogue processing for the lab's Joint Understanding and Dialogue Interface, or JUDI, system, a prototype that enables bi-directional conversational interactions between Soldiers and autonomous systems. "We employed a statistical classification technique for enabling conversational AI using state-of-the-art natural language understanding and dialogue management technologies," said Army researcher Dr. Felix Gervits.


US army develops new tool to detect deepfakes threatening national security

The Independent - Tech

US Army scientists have developed a novel tool that can help soldiers detect deepfakes that pose threat to national security. The advance could lead to a mobile software that warns people when fake videos are played on the phone. Deepfakes are hyper-realistic video content made using artificial intelligence tools that falsely depicts individuals saying or doing something, explained Suya You and Shuowen (Sean) Hu from the Army Research Laboratory in the US. The growing number of these fake videos in circulation can be harmful to society – from the creation of non-consensual explicit content to doctored media by foreign adversaries that are used in disinformation campaigns. According to the scientists, while there were close to 8,000 of these deepfake video clips online at the beginning of 2019, in just about nine months, this number nearly doubled to about 15,000.


Army's new night vision goggles look like tech used in Halo video games

Daily Mail - Science & tech

The US Army has high-powered night vision goggles that provide war fighters with the ability to pick out enemies in the dead of night, regardless of weather conditions. The military group's Lancer Brigade shared footage of the new Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binoculars in action, which shows glowing figures that some liken to those in the popular'Halo' video game. The system includes a new, high-resolution display and an embedded soldier wireless personal area network, rapid target acquisition and augmented reality algorithms to interface with the Army's Nett Warrior. Using the goggles, soldiers can keep their eyes on their target without looking down to read maps or check radios, as all information is shown on the display. More than 4,800 of the combat-ready devices are now in the hands of the US Army.


Army Researchers Create Pioneering Approach to Real-Time Conversational AI - ELE Times

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Spoken dialogue is the most natural way for people to interact with complex autonomous agents such as robots. Future Army operational environments will require technology that allows artificial intelligent agents to understand and carry out commands and interact with them as teammates. Researchers from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, known as DEVCOM, Army Research Laboratory and the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies, a Department of Defense-sponsored University Affiliated Research Center, created an approach to flexibly interpret and respond to Soldier intent derived from spoken dialogue with autonomous systems. This technology is currently the primary component for dialogue processing for the lab's Joint Understanding and Dialogue Interface, or JUDI, system, a prototype that enables bi-directional conversational interactions between Soldiers and autonomous systems. "We employed a statistical classification technique for enabling conversational AI using state-of-the-art natural language understanding and dialogue management technologies," said Army researcher Dr. Felix Gervits. "The statistical language classifier enables autonomous systems to interpret the intent of a Soldier by recognizing the purpose of the communication and performing actions to realize the underlying intent."


Boston Dynamics' Spot robot tested in combat training with the French army

Engadget

Boston Dynamics robotic dog Spot was one of several robots tested by the French army during training sessions at a military school in the northwest of France, The Verge and France Ouest have reported. It was used during a two-day training session with the aim of "measuring the added value of robots in combat action," said school commandant Jean-Baptiste Cavalier. The exercises aimed to get students thinking about how robots might be deployed in future combat situations. The students designed three offensive and defensive missions, with Spot used primarily for reconnaissance. The scenarios were performed by students first without and then with the aid of the robots. Other bots deployed were a remote-controlled tank-like vehicle called OPTIO-X20 armed with a cannon and Barakuda, an armor-plated wheeled drone designed to provide cover to advancing soldiers.


Researchers expand study of ethics, artificial intelligence

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The Army of the future will involve humans and autonomous machines working together to accomplish the mission. According to Army researchers, this vision will only succeed if artificial intelligence is perceived to be ethical. Researchers, based at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, now known as DEVCOM, Army Research Laboratory, Northeastern University and the University of Southern California, expanded existing research to cover moral dilemmas and decision making that has not been pursued elsewhere. This research, featured in Frontiers in Robotics and AI, tackles the fundamental challenge of developing ethical artificial intelligence, which, according to the researchers, is still mostly understudied. "Autonomous machines, such as automated vehicles and robots, are poised to become pervasive in the Army," said DEVCOM ARL researcher Dr. Celso de Melo, who is located at the laboratory's ARL West regional site in Playa Vista, California.


Madison Cawthorn wants to get the GOP on Twitch. Will it work?

Washington Post - Technology News

The U.S. Army endured a chilly reception when it commenced a streaming effort around its esports team. Jordan Uhl, an activist who handles Twitch streaming for the progressive advocacy group MoveOn, made headlines by getting banned from the Army's Twitch channel when he posted a question in the chat asking viewers about their favorite U.S. war crime. The Army's Twitch channel was then accused of violating Uhl's First Amendment right to political speech, while they in turn claimed Uhl was breaking Twitch Community Guidelines by harassing them. Afterward, Ocasio-Cortez called for banning the military from recruiting on Twitch. Her proposal was voted down with bipartisan support.


A.I. Super Soldiers with CRISPR Gene Editing by China's Regime Threaten World Peace - THE AI ORGANIZATION

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Bioengineering of human beings have been tried throughout the world by the Military Industrial Complex, secret labs, governments, and corporations. I unclassified this information with relation to China on Aug 24th, 2019 with the publication of AI, Trump, China and the Weaponization with Robotics with 5G, and the last 2 books, Artificial Intelligence Dangers to Humanity and The Great Reset: How Big Tech Elites and the World's People Can Be Enslaved by China CCP or A.I.. In December, the Pentagon verified The AI Organization's findings with serius concern, as it pertains to the CCP and China. Imagine a future, where gen edited babies raised to become Super Soldiers meant for military dominance and assassination's of public figures. This can be a reality in numerous intricate ways. As I see it, the Chinese regime threatens the lives of the world's people with AI, bioweapons, persecution, soft power, social engineering, and enslavement by using the Art of War.