) – China and Russia are both developing autonomous drones with the potential to kill without any human involvement, US military chiefs have warned. Pentagon leaders in charge of America’s military applications of artificial intelligence claim both countries are ignoring the ethical limits or considerations regarding the use of such drones.
Artificial intelligence is increasingly being used in both civilian and military operations. The comments came from Nand Mulchandani, Acting Director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, according to a Pentagon transcript.
“We know that China and Russia are developing and exporting AI-enabled surveillance technologies and autonomous combat systems without providing any evidence of adequate technical or ethical safeguards and policies,” he told reporters. Mulchandani highlighted China’s use of AI for domestic policing issues such as censorship and facial recognition, but also warned of many military applications which are causing alarm. READ MORE