4. Using Automatic Killer Bots – Yay or Nay?
Imagine military drones that can carpet-bomb the enemy without feeling any pain or remorse for their actions. That’s right, no human input is needed to operate these killers. One such bots is a Korean automatic turret with a high-tech surveillance camera – SGR-A1. The machine analyses visual threats and acts accordingly. Basically if you’re a “criminal”, you’ll get your ass shot. That’s pretty freaking scary. What if someone hacks it, what if the video feed glitches and it sees its own people as enemies? So many if’s… but one thing’s certain – I do NOT want to get near that machine. Right now it’s allegedly being used in the semi-auto mode, meaning that human confirmation is required, but come on, it’s a disaster waiting to happen!
3. Which Side Will War Robots Choose?
As with all the computers – robots will most likely be hacked. Especially the military bots. Imagine, in 100 years, one of the developed nations builds a robo army to invade their neighbors, who in turn hack the machines and make them fight their own creators. Only this time their updated AI assesses the threat, and develops the optimal way to end the war – kill all humans. Welcome to the future, you guys!