Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Israel eyes thinking machines to fight "Doomsday" missile strikes

From Wired via Boing Boing

What word am I thinking of right now kiddies....I'll wait:

Israeli military leaders have begun early planning for a new, robotic defense system, armed with enough artificial intelligence that it "could take over completely" from flesh-and-blood operators. Israeli military says "It will be designed for... autonomous operations and in the event of a "doomsday" strike, the system could handle "attacks that exceed physiological limits of human command.

I echo the sage words of the Boing Boing crew " How do you say "Skynet" in Hebrew?"


Shaun said...

What a noble endeavour...to continue the fight when there are no humans left to see the outcomes...an example sadly fitting of Erich Fromm's 'Insane Society' descriptor.

Paul said...

M.A.D. is one thing and insane in its own right, but what exactly are you fighting for when everyone is gone? When there is no one left to understand the concept of victory, then why bother?