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Army To Test ATLAS Robotic Gun: Bruce Jette

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

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The experimental turret will use the technology — and the safeguards — from the Army’s ATLAS project, originally misrepresented in the media as building “killer robots.”

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Fear & Loathing In AI: How The Army Triggered Fears Of Killer Robots

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Why did an obscure Army program inspire headlines about “killer robots”?

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ATLAS: Killer Robot? No. Virtual Crewman? Yes.

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

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Alarming headlines to the contrary, the US Army isn’t building robotic “killing machines.” What they really want artificial intelligence to do in combat is much more interesting.

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