On 3/20/2013 10:59 AM, Stephen P. King wrote:
On 3/20/2013 6:26 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
On 19 Mar 2013, at 23:40, meekerdb wrote:
I think it likely that the first applications will be providing
soldiers with augmented senses and communication.  Just as AI
research has been funded by the military.  Threats of war are often
used to justify bypassing ethical considerations and rushing into ill
considered projects.
Sadly very plausible.
     I would claim that it is not only implausible but inevitable given
the current reluctance in the West to commit humans to the in person
task to the destruction of its enemies.

You write 'current reluctance' as though it were different in the past and might change in the future. The obvious reason for this reluctance is that if you commit humans to the task then they are more exposed to risk. Only an irrational society would risk it's members unnecessarily.


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