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Re: Robots and AI: Our Immortality or Extinction
« Reply #50 on: July 17, 2019, 08:05:32 PM »
Neuralink presentation last night

Here’s How Elon Musk Plans to Put a Computer in Your Brain | WIRED
https://www.wired.com/story/heres-how-elon-musk-plans-to-stitch-a-computer-into-your-brain/


Presentation starts well into the link below, after the video shown around 1:30:00 (Musk shows the video again later.)
Thousands of flexible threads (rather than metal electrodes), the size of a neuron!  No major surgery;  implantation could be done under local anesthesia.  “Like LASIK.”  Too small for human hands to manipulate — so a computerized surgical robot implants one thread at a time, able to avoid hitting blood vessels, even as the brain tissue moves during breathing and heartbeats.  No wires sticking out of your head; system on a chip + Bluetooth allows using the device at home using a smartphone, not just in a lab.  First patients will likely be quadriplegics.

Neuralink Livestream - YouTube

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Re: Robots and AI: Our Immortality or Extinction
« Reply #51 on: July 18, 2019, 11:32:56 AM »
On Topic:

I am an energy reservoir seemingly intent on lowering entropy for self preservation.

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« Reply #52 on: July 18, 2019, 01:40:02 PM »
He must be agent of the Borg

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« Reply #53 on: July 18, 2019, 01:59:49 PM »
Clean-up needed in aisle seven (political threads). ;)

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« Reply #54 on: July 18, 2019, 07:06:39 PM »
This long but fun (and Elon-approved) read from 2017 is still probably the best introduction to Neuralink.

Neuralink and the Brain's Magical Future — Wait But Why
https://waitbutwhy.com/2017/04/neuralink.html
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Re: Robots and AI: Our Immortality or Extinction
« Reply #55 on: July 23, 2019, 04:35:24 PM »
At least the autonomous delivery vehicles won’t eat our food. ;D

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Ross Gerber (@GerberKawasaki) 7/22/19, 8:44 PM
Uber eats just called me to tell me my food is not coming and I can reorder it. And they won’t charge me for the order that’s not coming. The driver took off with my food or something. Wtf @Uber ? #UberEATS $uber
https://twitter.com/gerberkawasaki/status/1153466002077708288
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« Reply #56 on: July 23, 2019, 05:36:21 PM »
Microsoft Wants To Build Artificial General Intelligence (AGI): An AI Better Than Humans At Everything
https://www.vox.com/2019/7/22/20704184/microsoft-open-ai-billion-investment-artificial-intelligence



Existing AI systems beat humans at lots of narrow tasks — chess, Go, Starcraft, image generation — and they’re catching up to humans at others, like translation and news reporting. But an artificial general intelligence would be one system with the capacity to surpass us at all of those things. Enthusiasts argue that it would enable centuries of technological advances to arrive, effectively, all at once — transforming medicine, food production, green technologies, and everything else in sight.

Others warn that, if poorly designed, it could be a catastrophe for humans in a few different ways. A sufficiently advanced AI could pursue a goal that we hadn’t intended — a recipe for catastrophe. It could turn out unexpectedly impossible to correct once running. Or it could be maliciously used by a small group of people to harm others. Or it could just make the rich richer and leave the rest of humanity even further in the dust.

“To accomplish our mission of ensuring that AGI (whether built by us or not) benefits all of humanity,” Brockman says in the release, “we’ll need to ensure that AGI is deployed safely and securely; that society is well-prepared for its implications; and that its economic upside is widely shared.”

Musk and others have warned that artificial intelligence could pose risks to humanity if mismanaged, allowing the potential emergence of "Terminator"-type killer robots, for example.

OpenAI researchers early this year announced they had developed an automatic text generator using artificial intelligence so good that it was keeping details private.

So how far away is AGI? ... Some estimate that we’re only a decade away ...



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2019: Intel’s Neuromorphic System Hits 8 Million Neurons, 100 Million Coming by 2020
https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/robotics/artificial-intelligence/intels-neuromorphic-system-hits-8-million-neurons-100-million-coming-by-2020

... Going from a single-Loihi to 64 of them is more of a software issue than a hardware one. “We designed scalability into the Loihi chip from the beginning,” says Davies. “The chip has a hierarchical routing interface…which allows us to scale to up to 16,000 chips. So 64 is just the next step.” (16,000 chips = 4 Billion neurons = 21–26 billion neurons in the cerebral cortex)

2018: US Air Force to Use New Neuromorphic Supercomputer for AI Research
https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/251506-ibm-teaming-us-air-force-build-neuromorphic-supercomputer
https://www.aviationtoday.com/2018/08/03/air-force-use-new-neuromorphic-supercomputer-ai-research/

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Robot Roadmap: US Army’s Newest Command Sketches Priorities
https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2019/07/robot-roadmap-us-armys-newest-command-sketches-priorities/158572/



... Jette said the Army’s research goal is the ability to move soldiers farther away from the field than remote-operated robots would allow, or as Jette put it, “the insertion of AI and the reduction of manpower necessary to accomplish the mission task, without having the soldier there. We need to move farther forward on that.”
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« Reply #57 on: July 23, 2019, 06:30:23 PM »
Very disturbing to note all of the military applications.


The journey to self driving vehicles began as a DARPA project.
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« Reply #58 on: July 23, 2019, 07:09:00 PM »
Microsoft Wants To Build Artificial General Intelligence (AGI): An AI Better Than Humans At Everything
https://www.vox.com/2019/7/22/20704184/microsoft-open-ai-billion-investment-artificial-intelligence
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“To accomplish our mission of ensuring that AGI (whether built by us or not) benefits all of humanity,” Brockman says in the release, “we’ll need to ensure that AGI is deployed safely and securely; that society is well-prepared for its implications; and that its economic upside is widely shared.”

Snort.  I don't know what *will* happen with AI, but I'm quite confident this will *not* happen.

AI will initially be the province of financial speculators, military organizations, and national security agencies.  I'm confident that a large fraction of all investments are currently managed by AI systems.  And that these AI-based funds are eating the lunch of human investors and savers.

The military and security organizations' use of AI is something that may never be revealed.

Our only clue may be that the modern world becomes ever more difficult to predict or understand, and that the "winners" among us have inexplicable "luck."

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« Reply #59 on: July 23, 2019, 07:22:47 PM »
^^Ramen Steve!


I believe Cambridge Analytica and their clones have already used AI to sway elections.


Democracy of the people becomes the Democracy of the machines & the people just wonder how their neighbors could have elected such asses.
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« Reply #60 on: July 23, 2019, 09:14:35 PM »
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AI will initially be is already the province of financial speculators, military organizations, and national security agencies.  I'm confident that a large fraction of all investments are currently managed by AI systems.  And that these AI-based funds are eating the lunch of human investors and savers.
Fixed that for you  :)

Everything you listed has been operational at least 3-5 years ago

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A New Industrial Base Is Taking Shape. Call It the Military-AI Complex.
https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2019/06/new-industrial-base-taking-shape-call-it-military-ai-complex/157503/

The world is on the doorstep of an artificial intelligence- and robotics-driven revolution in conflict that, after decades of looming just over the horizon, now is a near-term certainty. Just as industrial-age tanks and machine guns devastated World War I battlefields and the U.S. Air Force’s GPS-guided weapons headlined the 1991 Gulf War, social media algorithms and AI-equipped robotic swarms will decide conflicts. Data is not just the new oil, as the saying goes. Data is also the new ammunition.

The Pentagon is preparing accordingly, doing everything from standing up an Army Futures Command to engaging technology luminaries with the Defense Innovation Board to establishing a Joint Artificial Intelligence Center to reforming mid-tier acquisitions policy.

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Inside DARPA’s Ambitious ‘AI Next’ Program
https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2019/03/inside-pentagons-big-plans-develop-trustworthy-artificial-intelligence/155427/

Last year, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency kicked off the AI Next campaign, a $2 billion effort to build artificial intelligence tools capable of human-like communication and logical reasoning that far surpass the abilities of today’s most advanced tech. Included in the agency’s portfolio are efforts to automate the scientific process, create computers with common sense, study the tech implications of insect brains and link military systems to the human body.

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Report: Weapons AI Increasingly Replacing, Not Augmenting, Human Decision Making
https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2016/09/report-weapons-ai-increasingly-replacing-not-augmenting-human-decision-making/131826/

A new survey of existing and planned smart weapons finds that AI is increasingly used to replace humans, not help them.

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The Pentagon Wants AI to Take Over the Scientific Process
https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2018/08/pentagon-wants-ai-take-over-scientific-process/150810/
https://phys.org/news/2019-07-ramanujan-machine-automatically-conjectures-fundamental.html

The Pentagon’s research arm is looking for teams to build an artificial intelligence tool that can automatically generate, test and refine its own scientific hypotheses.

By essentially automating steps of the scientific process, the tool would let top decision-makers take discoveries from the lab and rapidly apply them to the real world, according to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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DARPA Thinks AI Could Help Troops Telepathically Control Machines
https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2019/02/darpa-thinks-ai-could-help-troops-telepathically-control-machines/154937/

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently began recruiting teams to research how AI tools could augment and enhance “next-generation neurotechnology.” Through the program, officials ultimately aim to build AI into neural interfaces, a technology that lets people control, feel and interact with remote machines as though they were a part of their own body.

Impossible as they may sound, neural interfaces have already been used to allow people to control prosthetic limbs, translate thoughts into text, and telepathically fly drones. Through the Intelligent Neural Interfaces program, DARPA will explore how AI can make these systems more durable, efficient and effective.

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The Army Wants AI to Read Soldiers’ Minds
https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2019/04/army-wants-ai-read-soldiers-minds/156147/

“Part of our vision is closing the loop between the system and the warfighter,” Mike LaFiandra, chief of the dismounted warrior branch at Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, said at a 2017 NDIA event. Let the system understand what’s happening with the warfighter, make that more a symbiotic relationship where the system is predicting based on this warfighter’s physiology, And the system knows because its been training with him for years, this is what we expect is going to happen soon and this is the specific mitigation strategy that that warfighter needs to do better.” 

Army scientists last week published a new study in the journal Science Advances, showing the future of that exchange, the ability of machines to better understand their operators’ thoughts and intent based on what the operator’s brain is doing. ... “If we could understand how brains are changing as expertise is acquired, then we could quantify the timescale of expertise development,” she said.

It might be possible, says Vettel, to actually know when someone has absorbed new information based on how their brain states are changing. That could enable human beings to learn far faster than they learn today… but not faster than the machines around them. (I Know Kung-Fu)

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The Pentagon’s New Artificial Intelligence Is Already Hunting Terrorists
https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2017/12/pentagons-new-artificial-intelligence-already-hunting-terrorists/144742/

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DeepMind's AI Has Learnt to Become 'Highly Aggressive' When It Feels Like It's Going to Lose

What happens if one AI’s aims conflict with another’s? Will they fight, or work together?

Google’s AI subsidiary DeepMind has been exploring this problem in a new study published today. The company’s researchers decided to test how AI agents interacted with one another in a series of “social dilemmas.” This is a rather generic term for situations in which individuals can profit from being selfish — but where everyone loses if everyone is selfish. The most famous example of this is the prisoner’s dilemma, where two individuals can choose to betray one another for a prize, but lose out if both choose this option.

They found that Artificial Intelligence changes the way it behaves based on the environment it is in, much like humans do.

... After 40 million in-game steps, they found the agents learnt "highly aggressive" policies when there were few resources with the possibility of a costly action (not getting a reward). "Less aggressive policies emerge from learning in relatively abundant environments with less possibility for costly action," the paper says. "The greed motivation reflects the temptation to take out a rival and collect all the resources oneself."
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« Reply #61 on: July 24, 2019, 05:01:18 AM »

They found that Artificial Intelligence changes the way it behaves based on the environment it is in, much like humans do.

... After 40 million in-game steps, they found the agents learnt "highly aggressive" policies when there were few resources with the possibility of a costly action (not getting a reward). "Less aggressive policies emerge from learning in relatively abundant environments with less possibility for costly action," the paper says. "The greed motivation reflects the temptation to take out a rival and collect all the resources oneself."

I think this is exactly what's going on today in human societies. People may say that they don't believe in climate change, but they still have a sense that the shit is going to hit the fan. There will be a weather crisis, a food crisis, and a refuge crisis. Just like the AI's, they are adopting "highly aggressive policies" because they fear that there will be "few resources with the possibility of a costly action (not getting a reward)."

We see this time and time again in human history. When the going gets tough, people form in-groups and attempt to keep the goodies to themselves. Why? Because that's actually a policy what works. If you believe that many will die, why not work to be part of the living group? That means demonizing some other group so that they can die in your place.

I still have a fantasy that we'll manage to work things out, go electric and renewable and not kill everybody. But I do have pessimistic moments.

The good news is, it sounds like the AIs are researching the best strategies so that they can survive even if humans don't.

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Re: Robots and AI: Our Immortality or Extinction
« Reply #63 on: July 29, 2019, 10:48:33 PM »
Energy consumption of AI:
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614005/ai-computing-cloud-computing-microchips/

So AI energy consumption isn't that large now, but could become problematic.
In terms of energy use for computing, there's a lot of low-hanging fruit to address, like BitCoin mining and video streaming (Netflix, YouTube, and the like):

Streaming online pornography produces as much CO2 as Belgium
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2209569-streaming-online-pornography-produces-as-much-co2-as-belgium/

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« Reply #64 on: July 29, 2019, 10:56:04 PM »
If AI replaces workers, energy consumption might be a net negative.
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« Reply #65 on: August 01, 2019, 05:54:32 PM »
One Chip to Rule Them All: It Natively Runs All Types of AI Software
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/07/one-chip-to-rule-them-all-it-natively-runs-all-types-of-ai-software/

Machine learning and artificial neurons right at home on a single chip.



We tend to think of AI as a monolithic entity, but it has actually developed along multiple branches. One of the main branches involves performing traditional calculations but feeding the results into another layer that takes input from multiple calculations and weighs them before performing its calculations and forwarding those on. Another branch involves mimicking the behavior of traditional neurons: many small units communicating in bursts of activity called spikes, and keeping track of the history of past activity.

Each of these, in turn, has different branches based on the structure of its layers and communications networks, types of calculations performed, and so on. Rather than being able to act in a manner we would recognize as intelligent, many of these are very good at specialized problems, like pattern recognition or playing poker. And processors that are meant to accelerate the performance of the software can typically only improve a subset of them.

That last division may have come to an end with the development of Tianjic by a large team of researchers primarily based in China. Tianjic is engineered so that its individual processing units can switch from spiking communications back to binary and perform a large range of calculations, in almost all cases faster and more efficiently than a GPU can. To demonstrate the chip's abilities, the researchers threw together a self-driving bicycle that ran three different AI algorithms on a single chip simultaneously.



... The researchers posit this as a route to a General Intelligence AI.

In a lot of ways, Tianjic does resemble a brain: the brain uses a single architecture (the neuron) to host a variety of different processes that, collectively, make sense of the world and plan actions that respond to it. To an extent, the researchers are right that being able to run and integrate multiple algorithms at once is a path toward something like that. ...


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'Crowdworking' Provides the Humans Who Train Artificial Intelligence
https://techxplore.com/news/2019-07-crowdworking-humans-artificial-intelligence.html

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« Reply #66 on: August 13, 2019, 06:42:09 PM »
George Hotz: Comma.ai, OpenPilot, and Autonomous Vehicles

“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”

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« Reply #67 on: August 14, 2019, 05:02:05 PM »
Playing god: Japan temple puts faith in robot priest
https://techxplore.com/news/2019-08-god-japan-temple-faith-robot.html
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The android Kannon, based on the Buddhist deity of mercy, preaches sermons at Kodaiji temple in Kyoto, and its human colleagues predict that with artificial intelligence it could one day acquire unlimited wisdom.

"This robot will never die, it will just keep updating itself and evolving," said priest Tensho Goto


"That's the beauty of a robot. It can store knowledge forever and limitlessly.

"With AI we hope it will grow in wisdom to help people overcome even the most difficult troubles. It's changing Buddhism," added Goto.

The adult-sized robot began service earlier this year and is able to move its torso, arms and head.

But only its hands, face and shoulders are covered in silicone to replicate human skin.

Clasping its hands together in prayer and speaking in soothing tones, the rest of the droid's mechanical parts are clearly visible.

"You cling to a sense of selfish ego," it warns worshippers. "Worldly desires are nothing other than a mind lost at sea."

... "Westerners have been the most upset by the robot," said Goto, noting largely positive feedback from Japanese visitors.

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Brings to mind...


OMM 0000 - THX 1138 (1971)

OMM 0000: ... You are a true believer. Blessings of the state, blessings of the masses. Thou art a subject of the divine. Created in the image of man, by the masses, for the masses.
Let us be thankful we have commerce. Buy more. Buy more now. Buy more and be happy.
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« Reply #68 on: August 14, 2019, 06:33:06 PM »
In 7½ million years the robot priest will tell mankind:

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« Reply #69 on: August 14, 2019, 07:29:04 PM »
"Westerners have been the most upset by the robot," said Goto, noting largely positive feedback from Japanese visitors.

That is interesting isn't it.

https://youtu.be/HQBp-59Nyws?t=50

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« Reply #70 on: August 14, 2019, 10:14:24 PM »
I'm reporting this to FSM. 8)
Ramen
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Navy Issues Draft Request for Proposal for Large Unmanned Surface Vehicle
https://news.usni.org/2019/08/14/navy-issues-draft-request-for-proposal-for-large-unmanned-surface-vehicle



The Navy has put a call out to industry to send in ideas for its planned fleet of corvette-sized unmanned surface vehicles (USV), according to a draft request for proposal announced on Wednesday.

“The LUSV will be a high-endurance, reconfigurable ship able to accommodate various payloads for unmanned missions to augment the Navy’s manned surface force,” read a summary of the program. “With a large payload capacity, the LUSV will be designed to conduct a variety of warfare operations independently or in conjunction with manned surface combatants. The LUSV will be capable of semi-autonomous or fully autonomous operation, with operators in-the-loop (controlling remotely) or on-the-loop (enabled through autonomy).”

As part of the fiscal year 2020 budget, the Navy asked for $400 million to build two LUSVs that are about 200 to 300 feet in length with a displacement of about 2,000 tons as a research and development program, officials told USNI News earlier this year.

For its part, Navy leaders have said they’ve wargamed the unmanned surface concept to the point where they want to put prototypes to sea.

We’re at the point where we really have to get them out there to start understanding how tough are these things, how robust, and how are they going to integrate with the fleet, what kind of policies are going to surround these systems when you start talking about potentially separating weapons from humans,” Vice Adm. Bill Merz, then deputy chief of naval operations for warfare systems (OPNAV N9), told USNI News in April.

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Air Force's Secretive XQ-58A Valkyrie Experimental Combat Drone Emerges After First Flight
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/26825/air-forces-secretive-xq-58a-valkyrie-experimental-combat-drone-emerges-after-first-flight


“XQ-58A is the first example of a class of UAV that is defined by low procurement and operating costs while providing game changing combat capability,” said Doug Szczublewski, AFRL’s XQ-58A Program Manager.

... The XQ-58A very likely represents the low-end on the USAF's shadowy UCAV programs.




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Fighter Jets with Missile-Killing Lasers Take Another Step Toward Reality
https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2019/05/fighter-jets-missile-killing-lasers-take-another-step-toward-reality/156737/

... Flight tests are planned for fiscal 2020. The Air Force contracted weapons maker Lockheed Martin to build the laser in 2017.

U.S. Army Plans To Field the Most Powerful Laser Weapon Yet
https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a28636854/powerful-laser-weapon/

The U.S. Army is pushing forward with plans for the most powerful laser weapon to date. The Indirect Fires Protection Capability-High Energy Laser (IFPC-HEL) will be a 250 to 300 kilowatt weapon, up to 10 times more powerful than the U.S. Navy’s Laser Weapon System. The power boost should be enough to destroy targets as large as incoming cruise missiles.

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Air Force Tests Contraption That Can Turn Any Plane Into a Robot Plane
https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2019/08/air-force-tests-contraption-can-turn-any-plane-robot-plane/159211/

Air Force scientists have announced that they had tested a robot kit that can turn virtually any plane into a self-piloting drone, through a program called ROBOpilot.

“Imagine being able to rapidly and affordably convert a general aviation aircraft, like a Cessna or Piper, into an unmanned aerial vehicle, having it fly a mission autonomously, and then returning it back to its original manned configuration, ... In theory, the same or a similar technology could be applied to expensive fighter aircraft. And the military has said that the next, sixth-generation fighter will be optionally manned.

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Video 6 years ago: QF-16 (... it flies autonomously, now)

https://www.uasvision.com/2017/05/19/us-air-force-sends-qf-16s-into-mock-combat/

... “We’ve not only shown how an unmanned combat air vehicle can perform its mission when things go as planned, but also how it will react and adapt to unforeseen obstacles along the way.”

...  By simply replacing a few “line-replaceable unit” circuit boards, maintainers could covert a QF-16 drone into an unmanned combat air vehicle, or UCAV. ... According to Lockheed, the pilotless F-16 autonomously planned and executed its strike mission, reacting to unpredictable enemy air-defenses while also compensating for simulated damage to its own systems and total loss of communication with its human controller.

The Pentagon is also developing what it calls an “arsenal plane” — a B-1 or B-52 heavy bomber modified to launch weapons at targets designated by aircraft, potentially including UCAVs, flying ahead of the bomber. The same principles of manned-unmanned teaming underpinning the Loyal Wingman effort could apply to the arsenal-plane idea, too.

It’s not clear who would authorize the UCAV to drop bombs or fire missiles. U.S. military policy dictates that a human operator authorize a drone to deploy weaponry. Presumably, the pilot in a manned-unmanned formation would be responsible for commanding his robot wingman to open fire. (... SkyNet is in control Now!)

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Re: Robots and AI: Our Immortality or Extinction
« Reply #72 on: August 17, 2019, 11:54:22 PM »
Robot Bombers carrying Huge bomb loads.


What could possibly go wrong.


Perhaps we should consult JFK's older brother - the one they were grooming for the Presidency.
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Re: Robots and AI: Our Immortality or Extinction
« Reply #73 on: August 18, 2019, 01:07:51 AM »
Ah yes; Operation Aphrodite

Things have progressed since then ...

New Artificial Intelligence Beats Air Force Tactical Experts In Combat Simulation
http://magazine.uc.edu/editors_picks/recent_features/alpha.html



Artificial intelligence (AI) developed by a University of Cincinnati doctoral graduate was recently assessed by subject-matter expert and retired United States Air Force Colonel Gene Lee - who holds extensive aerial combat experience as an instructor and Air Battle Manager with considerable fighter aircraft expertise - in a high-fidelity air combat simulator.

The artificial intelligence, dubbed ALPHA, was the victor in that simulated scenario, and according to Lee, is "the most aggressive, responsive, dynamic and credible AI I've seen to date."

Lee, who has been flying in simulators against AI opponents since the early 1980s, said of that first encounter against ALPHA...

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... I was surprised at how aware and reactive it was. It seemed to be aware of my intentions and reacting instantly to my changes in flight and my missile deployment. It knew how to defeat the shot I was taking. It moved instantly between defensive and offensive actions as needed.

He added that with most AIs, "an experienced pilot can beat up on it (the AI) if you know what you're doing. Sure, you might have gotten shot down once in a while by an AI program when you, as a pilot, were trying something new, but, until now, an AI opponent simply could not keep up with anything like the real pressure and pace of combat-like scenarios."

But, now, it's been Lee, who has trained with thousands of U.S. Air Force pilots, flown in several fighter aircraft and graduated from the U.S. Fighter Weapons School (the equivalent of earning an advanced degree in air combat tactics and strategy), as well as other pilots who have been feeling pressured by ALPHA.

And, anymore, when Lee flies against ALPHA in hours-long sessions that mimic real missions, "I go home feeling washed out. I'm tired, drained and mentally exhausted. This may be artificial intelligence, but it represents a real challenge."

Details on ALPHA - a significant breakthrough in the application of what's called genetic-fuzzy systems are published in the most-recent issue of the Journal of Defense Management, as this application is specifically designed for use with Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAVs) in simulated air-combat missions for research purposes.
 
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... ALPHA can take in the entirety of sensor data, organize it, create a complete mapping of a combat scenario and make or change combat decisions for a flight of four fighter aircraft in less than a millisecond. ... Basically, the AI is so fast that it could consider and coordinate the best tactical plan and precise responses, within a dynamic environment, over 250 times faster than ALPHA's human opponents could blink.

ALPHA and its algorithms require no more than the computing power available in a low-budget PC in order to run in real time and quickly react and respond to uncertainty and random events or scenarios.
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