The US plans to introduce killer robots into the modern warfare. A report revealed that the US plans to use high-tech killer robots in their future wars.
A report from the Defence Science Board in the US concluded that there are both benefits and dire negatives in using cyborgs to fight their battles, but the country needs to act quickly if it does not want to be left behind any further.
The report said “there are both substantial operational benefits and potential perils associated with its use.”
Robots on the battlefield will be more efficient, result in less casualties and could ultimately be cheaper.
But obviously the more advanced the robot it, the more chance a side has of winning, and American authorities fear that they are being left behind in that regard.
The report added: “This study concluded that DoD must accelerate its exploitation of autonomy—both to realise the potential military value and to remain ahead of adversaries who also will exploit its operational benefits.
“For years, it has been clear that certain countries could, and most likely would, develop the technology and expertise to use cyber and electronic warfare against US forces.
“Yet most of the US effort focused on developing offensive cyber capabilities without commensurate attention to hardening U.S. systems against attacks from others.
“Unfortunately, in both domains, that neglect has resulted in DoD spending large sums of money today to ‘patch’ systems against potential attacks.”
The report adds that the US should be working tirelessly to “raise the priority of collection and analysis of foreign autonomous systems.”
It goes on to say that many people should be involved in the project in order to get the best resources and contacts and be able to build machines that have the ability to learn and cope on their own.
It said: “Autonomous systems may have periods of time with limited or no communication capability; during those periods the system must reliably behave in known ways to the full range of stimuli that the system is designed for.
“Operators will have to change their mindset from expecting weapon systems that ‘just work’ out of the box to systems that require their time and effort into shaping their ever evolving instantiation, but will ultimately be better customized to their mission, style, and behaviours.”