China has an unmanned, AI-driven nuclear sub in the works that has NOTHING to do with skynet. Really. Sending out an armed nuclear-powered submarine in the charge of AI seems perfectly reasonable. I mean, what the heck could go wrong there?
Just to be clear, I welcome my robot overlords. Man, after this news, I REALLY want to make that publicly known.
|China Building Artificial Intelligence–Powered Nuclear Submarine That Could Have ‘Its Own Thoughts,’ Report Says|
A senior scientist confirmed that China is building artificial intelligence–powered nuclear submarines that can think for themselves, according to a report.
According to a researcher involved with the program, who requested anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the project, the AI-augmented submarine with “its own thoughts” would reduce the commanding officers’ workload, eliminate human error and give China’s navy a competitive edge in underwater battles, reported the South China Morning Post.
“Though a submarine has enormous power of destruction, its brain is actually quite small,” the researcher said.
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