Should autonomous weapons (that use artificial intelligence to identify and fire on targets) be banned?
Jaaa them and remotely operated weapons. Cough drones cough
We've seen what happens in terminator
Only if they can be proven efficient. Furthermore, the party in possession/control of the system should be held responsible for any unnecessary damage caused by such systems.
(also, please no terminators ;) haha)
"The right to bear arms shall not be infringed"
This is referring to military use. The constitution was referring to private gun ownership.
Two words, Electromagnetic pulse.
Weaponized emps aren't in use.
Automated weapon systems would expedite the production of weaponized emps. Not difficult in theory as long as you don't have anything vulnerable in range you would like to keep intact.
There is no current method of producing an emp. The only know way of making an emp is with a nuclear bomb.
Well there are other ways but they're horrendously inefficient. You'd be better off shooting the drone down with traditional ballistics than with an emp
That seems creepy
Terrorists be on notice. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, acts like a duck..... Kaboom! Time to meet Alah in hell. Not to be used in the U.S. Though.
In what context? War no. American civilians yes.
War will use its inhumanity. We'll treat it as a video game, as if no one is actually dying.
This sounds pretty reasonable, truely.
We don't need another massive arms race.
Too late because we have had weapons like this for years.
I guess you can't google it and see that I am giving you the truth. Just ask the military about this technology. They have been using it for years.
Just because it exists does not mean there is an arms race. I was surprised anyone could think that, so I assumed you were trolling. Sorry, I'll try not to be surprised by ignorance next time.
PLEASE PUT DOWN YOUR WEAPON. YOU HAVE TWENTY SECONDS TO COMPLY.
YOU NOW HAVE FIFTEEN SECONDS TO COMPLY.
If drones are banned, what would Obama use to kill civilians in the Middle East?
I'd hope they are defensive weapons. But what am I gonna do
Terminators 1-3 is why no one should say yes to this
I feel a Terminator marathon coming on...I WILL BE BACK!!!
I say yes to this because it's what protects our military and has for years.
I'd love to be able to shoot home invaders without getting out of bed!
41% of Republicans and Libertarians are not Republicans and Libertarians
Why is that? Do you believe that wanting a human in charge of these very dangerous weapons makes someone leftist?
Not forever. Maybe now but when it improves it should be deployed but not now.
It has been deployed for years and has worked great. Just ask the military guys who's lives have been saved by it.
I am sure it does. But the decision making should get better. Not pointing and firing. Until then it should be under strict supervision and under human control.
Yes, but that won't stop them from being developed and implemented. Just make sure you're on the right side of the robot.
Ships need to shoot down incoming missiles before people even know it's coming
US Navy torpedoes do this. We can't ban torpedoes.
DAMN THE TORPEDOES
No, but who really needs it unless there is a physical handicap, if you can't control your firearm then you need better training.
Who said it has anything to do with control? It's called... Wait for it.... FUN.
The fun is in mastering your firearm without the cheat codes. That would be like putting a player piano into the Boston symphony. It's the daily attention to your craft that makes it worthwhile.
We are not just talking about hand weapons. Some things need a quick and accurate response while we are taking a dump etc.
Well in that case absolutely NOT, the countries that accept and follow the ban are susceptible to the terroristic ones which will just ignore it.
Automatic tracking is fine, but verification and firing should be human interfaced
Agreed. Humans can make judgements, computers don't
Advanced ai's would be able to make decisions as effectively as humans but I agree autonomous weapons are an insanely an idiotic idea to use against earthlings (of all species), save them for hostile aliens
I mean, there are already some autonomous weapons out there, some of which are pretty badass, but morally speaking, we should hold humans accountable for the action, not the manufacture. Or at least primarily the action
No, for the same reason autonomous cars shouldn't be banned, and autonomous aircraft have been getting us where we need to go for decades. Properly programmed and deployed, they would be more efficient and less likely to make "mistakes" than humans.
Those are for transportation.
I don't think other countries would follow that rule
Ok, so if used in NY, the can only have seven rounds, be semi-automatic and not look scary. (SAFE Act).
Not banned, but they should require human authorization before firing on targets. As in, they're in autonomous as far as locating a target, but ask permission from a human operator before engaging.
This I agree with.
I disagree. There are missiles that will hit their targets before a person can say yes. That's the reason it isn't used like you want in the military.
There is so much oversight on collateral damage involved in military strikes, it scares me to think what might happen if that is ever taken out of the picture (intentionally or otherwise)
We should kill this in the cradle and prevent unnecessary tragedy down the line. Keep AI out of weaponry in all scenarios, both domestic and militarily.
Or to annoy everyone and put in twitterspeak: #ImplementTheFirstLawOfRobotics #TheButlerianJihad #RogerRoger
MAD worked because it was mutual.
Well intention folks can make all the noise they want about banning what is essentially a software update, but they can't keep bad folks from updating software when the advantage assures them of victory & your death
If you make autonomous weapons illegal, then only criminals will have autonomous weapons.
The humanity should not be taken out of war.
I am completely against war but could t agree more with this comment. scary implications.
Have you seen pics and vids from war showing what humanity does to each other? War won't miss humanity
If the weapon is offensive in nature and designed to be used on individual humans, then it should be illegal. However, autonomous defensive weapons that can only shoot down other weapons (like the US Navy's CIWS family) should remain legal.
For regular civilians, yes.
I loathe people like you who somehow believe civilians are inferior beings to anybody who is in the government
Why does a civilian need one? Killing lots of people.
Because I have the right to own a weapon whether it be because I want to, or because of self defense. You have no business telling me about my personal right to self defense. Why does the gov. Need one? Killing lots of people
Uh, like, for your average-joe American citizen? Yeah I guess I think those should not be allowed.
I'm going to go ahead and agree with Musk, Wosniak, and Hawking on this one and ban this shit outright now before it's too late.
A system designed to fire on humans... Yes.
Do NOT pave the way for SkyNet!!
was JUST going to post this.
If people can hack a Jeep to randomly turn on accessories while driving down the road, I'd hate have the Terminator giving me the evil eye for no reason.
Should X be banned? Does it violate life liberty or property? If yes ban the fuck out of it, if no let it be.
I like your flowcharting logic
You better I have fabulous flow charts
Love the chart
Imagine the cyberterrorist threat that could emerge, takes one really skilled hacker group to take over our bots and use them against civilians. Let's wait until we can keep information safe before we use robots to fight for us.
I dont see why they should