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Multi-agent augmentive artificial intelligence: an exoskeleton for warrior minds - Story

July 06, 2023

A story that went viral on social media early in 2023 reportedly claimed that during a U.S. military artificial intelligence (AI) drone simulation, the AI targeted and killed the human drone operator. It had apparently determined the human had been interfering with its mission: in this case, to take out surface-to-air missile (SAM) threats. Although the military has since denied such a sim even occurred--with an Air Force official calling it a “thought experiment” rather than an actual test--according to Rommel Martínez, CTO of the ASTN Group (Austin, Texas), it doesn’t take a great leap of logic to imagine that this scenario could actually occur.