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With the rise of modern technology it's only a matter of time before we see robots incorporated into modern warfare. Personally i'm all for them if they keep our men safe. I always been fascinated with AI and I can't wait to see how they handle decision making.

Who would be responsible for them the creators who built them, governments that buys them, or military that uses them if something should go wrong?
How do you believe they should be used "full combat/limited use" if they should be used at all?
I'm interested in everyone opinions just be respectful of each other.

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Proponents of the use of LAWS, including the U.S. Department of Defense, contend that killer robots will minimize civilian casualties, but opponents argue that LAWS will make it easier to start a war, because it will be easier to launch an attack without immediate risk.


I don't believe it will make it easier to start wars since which ever country produce them and uses them unless they attack and withdraw all of them then there no way to be completely anonymous, Just one damaged and whoever inspects it will be able to determine where they came from.

More reading can be found here
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/82113.html?rss=1

Just something to think about do you believe we will see full use of them in our lifetime or is it just a bunch of worrying for nothing?
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Robots suck use the raptor squad like in Jurassic world
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Eventually we're just going to wage war by running stats through a simulator and saying "okay, well the computer says we won sooo.....give us your shit".

Like Deadliest Warrior but on a political level
Posted 6/22/15
Sounds very counterintuitive.
See the movie The Machine.
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More money for defense and war. What's new.
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This doesn't seem like a very decent way to wage war. The country with the largest number of advanced robots will auto-win the wars. I guess I can see robots being used to supplement human forces, but armies composed of all robots seems unlikely.

Going to war by sending robots also seems very impersonal, which might make it easier to start wars in the first place. Just send them out, right? It's not about the robots themselves, it's about human psychology. When there's no immediate risk to life and limb, people seem more eager to act.

I'd feel better if robots were primarily built to defend their respective countries, made merely to repel invasion. I don't think any country should have a large robotic invasion force ready to be used at any time, though.
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inb4 technophobes and fools driven by paranoia about an A.I. uprising (that will most likely never occur) insist on sending human soldiers with families, friends, and/or loved ones to risk their lives as well as their mental health for another empty cause born from the squabbles and materialistic desires of corrupt nations.
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It's already here unmanned drones with the capabilities to fire munitions.
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GrandmasterCoolio wrote:

inb4 technophobes and fools driven by paranoia about an A.I. uprising (that will most likely never occur) insist on sending human soldiers with families, friends, and/or loved ones to risk their lives as well as their mental health for another empty cause born from the squabbles and materialistic desires of corrupt nations.


Well we've recently discovered that computers have the ability to "dream" and "imagine" so the threat of A.I. uprising may be more real than we thought
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Nope. You'll always need boots on the ground, especially when it comes to infantry combat.
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They call them drones.
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sounds dull
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True I don't see armies made up of only machines being feasible in my lifetime. On the subject of drones I remember reading an article that was supposedly leak from China that was talking about what they would do if they went to war with America. Supposedly their strategy was simply to outnumber our own drones build plenty of cheap ones and send them in for bombings.

As for robots on the ground I see it as a necessary evil if other countries are working towards this then for America sake we need to keep up but as I said earlier I don't see anyone perfecting ground units anytime soon. I'm always under the impression better safe than sorry.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

They call them drones.


And security cameras. And pit traps. And tripwires. And mines. Automating combat and carrying out remote recon/surveillance is hardly some new, shiny thing. Humans have been automating various security/defence tasks for millennia, and we'll keep doing it as long as it stays strategically and economically effective to do so.

I think 11B's right, though: you can't automate the whole operation. You just can't. Machines and traps aren't without their own weaknesses. You need people. That just means all that can be done to keep them safe should be done, the decision to send them should be made carefully and logically, and those who are to prospectively be sent ought to be exclusively volunteers if at all possible.

Edit: Just to be clear, I'm agreeing with and extending your point, not rebutting what you've said. It's something that's already happening, and has been since pretty much the dawn of time.
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BlueOni wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:

They call them drones.


And security cameras. And pit traps. And tripwires. And mines. Automating combat and carrying out remote recon/surveillance is hardly some new, shiny thing. Humans have been automating various security/defence tasks for millennia, and we'll keep doing it as long as it stays strategically and economically effective to do so.

I think 11B's right, though: you can't automate the whole operation. You just can't. Machines and traps aren't without their own weaknesses. You need people. That just means all that can be done to keep them safe should be done, the decision to send them should be made carefully and logically, and those who are to prospectively be sent ought to be exclusively volunteers if at all possible.

Edit: Just to be clear, I'm agreeing with and extending your point, not rebutting what you've said. It's something that's already happening, and has been since pretty much the dawn of time.


No argument from me.

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