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posted by February 6 at 8:27 AMon
Israel is in the early stages of developing a robotic defense system that has the ability—in “very complex scenarios”—to “generate a level of supreme situational awareness and snap intuitive capabilities that could surpass the very best wartime commanders.”
In extreme circumstances, “where the number of incoming weapons could overwhelm today’s systems and their human operators, [Israel’s] envisioned super system could take over completely.”
Even the systems we currently have malfunction some times, killing people. This idea involves extending those systems so that they’re actually designed to act completely on their own in certain situations, making it much more likely that some bad input or data sends them down that pre-programmed path.
The Israelis are calling the new system Skynet. Just kidding, they don’t have a name for it yet.
Via Danger Room