Real Skynet Killer Robots with Guns from Kalashnikov

FrgMstr

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We all knew this was coming sooner or later, right? If we can build a self-driving car to recognize people and not run over them, we can surely program AI to recognize people and blow their heads off with a huge gun mounted on a Skynet robot. I call this progress. How long before we see these in Chicago?

Russia is Building War Robots: a Fully-Automated Kalashnikov Neural Network Gun - By using a neural network to control the drone, full autonomy is possible. So far, there’s no word on whether the module will fire without human authorization. What information we do have suggests that the use of a neural network is intended to quickly acquire many targets–something well within the capabilities of modern AI technology.
 

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If one thing could push the advancement of robotics, it would be an oversized military budget.
 
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These guns have existed for a while now in Israel guarding the border. The only difference is now using drones to track potential targets.

Here's an example of how advanced AI and tracking is getting: An AI video program can detect when somebody leaves a package behind.
 

scojer

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article said:
So far, there’s no word on whether the module will fire without human authorization.

That doesn't matter. If it does require human authorization, the robot will just learn how to overwrite itself and shoot anyways.
 

kju1

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I cant wait for the first bug to cause one of these to start shooting up a mall and then for the media to start calling for stronger gun control laws...
 

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In the future, soldiers will put on their wolf/bear/deer skins to ready themselves for battle:

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What is old is new again!
 

SomeoneElse

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These guns have existed for a while now in Israel guarding the border. The only difference is now using drones to track potential targets.

Here's an example of how advanced AI and tracking is getting: An AI video program can detect when somebody leaves a package behind.
I'd hate to work for Fedex, UPS, DHL, or the post office around these things if that's the case....
 

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I cant wait for the first bug to cause one of these to start shooting up a mall and then for the media to start calling for stronger gun control laws...
"This may look bad for OCP, John. Scramble the best spin team we have!"
 

modi123

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The current autonomous defense area already out there.. and the buyers HAD TO ASK TO GET HUMAN INPUT BUILT IN... As in the manufacture weren't really planning on doing that and were *THAT* confident in their software. Ugh.. people.


10/29/12
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Dubbed the "Super aEgis II" and touted by its maker, South Korean defense firm, DoDaam Systems, as a "Total Security Solution," this automated turret is capable of locking onto and firing upon a human target at a distance of 3 kilometers (1.8 miles). The SEII uses a 35x CCD color camera capable of operating in low light and adverse weather conditions as well as a dual field of view FLIR camera that can pick out a man-sized target 2.2km away in complete darkness and a laser range finder. The entire platform sits atop a gyroscopic stabilizer to ensure accurate shots in high winds and after recoils.

The SEII is also quite versatile. It is typically equipped with a 12.7mm machine-gun, though virtually any weapon in the South Korean arsenal can be integrated into the device, from grenade launchers to surface-to-air missiles. And at just 308 pounds, the SEII can easily be mounted on the back of a truck. It operates in both fully autonomous mode—targeting, tracking, and firing on targets without any human assistance—or in "slave mode" wherein a remote human controller aims and fires.

http://gizmodo.com/5955042/south-ko...-a-man-in-the-dead-of-night-from-three-clicks

16 July 2015
[...] The speaker, which must accompany the turret on all of its expeditions, is known as an acoustic hailing robot. Its voice has a range of three kilometres. The sound is delivered with unimaginable precision, issuing a warning to a potential target before they are shot (a warning must precede any firing, according to international law, one of the lab-coat wearing engineers tells me). “Turn back,” it says, in rapid-fire Korean. “Turn back or we will shoot.”

The “we” is important. The Super aEgis II, South Korea’s best-selling automated turret, will not fire without first receiving an OK from a human. The human operator must first enter a password into the computer system to unlock the turret’s firing ability. Then they must give the manual input that permits the turret to shoot. “It wasn’t initially designed this way,” explains Jungsuk Park, a senior research engineer for DoDAAM, the turret’s manufacturer. [...] “Our original version had an auto-firing system,” he explains. “But all of our customers asked for safeguards to be implemented. Technologically it wasn’t a problem for us. But they were concerned the gun might make a mistake.”

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each one as part of integrated defence systems costing more than $40m (£28m) apiece. The turret is currently in active use in numerous locations in the Middle East, including three airbases in the United Arab Emirates (Al Dhafra, Al Safran and Al Minad), the Royal Palace in Abu Dhabi, an armoury in Qatar and numerous other unspecified airports, power plants, pipelines and military airbases elsewhere in the world.[...]
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150715-killer-robots-the-soldiers-that-never-sleep
 

Nallexi

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These guns have existed for a while now in Israel guarding the border. The only difference is now using drones to track potential targets.

Here's an example of how advanced AI and tracking is getting: An AI video program can detect when somebody leaves a package behind.
South Korea is also really getting into these for their border
 
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