10 Jul '17, 8am

Should Pentagon Let Robots Kill Humans? Maybe

Should Pentagon Let Robots Kill Humans? Maybe

A Punisher unmanned ground vehicle follows a soldier during the PACMAN-I experiment in Hawaii. Imagine battles unfolding faster than the human mind can handle , with artificial intelligences choosing their tactics and targets largely on their own. The former four-star commander in Afghanistan, John Allen , and an artificial intelligence entrepreneur, Amir Husain , have teamed up to develop a concept for what they call “hyperwar,” rolled out in the July issue of Proceedings . It’s an intriguing take on the quest for the AI edge we here at Breaking Defense have called the War Algorithm — but their article leaves some crucial questions unanswered. Gen. John Allen (now retired) on active duty as a Marine So I spoke with both men (separately) to ask them: Is this a realistic vision, or does it ignore Clausewitzian constants like fog of war and friction? What’s the place of huma...

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