Over 300,000 people worldwide are killed in war every year.
At the same time, the monsoon of technology has hit and researchers and scientists are hurling new adaptations and machinery at us left and right. So, what if these two critical aspects of our society seep into each other and create a way of warfare more advanced than ever before? It would be efficient, cost effective and an open book of opportunity. For the past decade, scientists and researchers have been looking at the possibility of using drones and other robotics with artificial intelligence (AI) in warfare. Even scientists of the Pentagon have gotten in on the action and plan to help change warfare with autonomous machinery and have found many positive attributes about robots.
Robots and drones with artificial intellect should be used to improve warfare.One of the most appealing aspects of using robots in warfare is that drones are cost-effective and efficient. Young adults from MIT’s Lincoln Labs have been developing and experimenting on a type of autonomous drone, the Perdix, since 2013.
Dr. Will Roper of the Pentagon was skeptical at first, but as he saw the drones fly through the air he was amazed. He says, “What you’re seeing is a glimpse into the future of combat. ‘It opens up a completely different level of warfare, a completely different level of maneuver.
‘” The Perdix has been experimented on and has been tested multiple times, but in 2017 the drone passed its final test. A group of 104 drones were launched from F-18 jets and flew over Dr. Will Roper and David Martin as high speed cameras caught them in action. “Will Roper: ‘Look at them, Look at them.’ Will Roper: ‘They flash in the sun as the come into view.’ David Martin: ‘There’s a – oh yeah.
‘ As the Perdix descend in front of our cameras, they organize themselves into a tighter swarm. Imagine the split-second calculations a human would have to make to keep them from crashing into each other. Will Roper: ‘Look at that! It’s just everywhere you look it’s coming into view.'” The Perdix is only one of several different robots in progress under the oversight of the Pentagon and Dr. Will Roper. Since 2013, The Pentagon is spending about $3 billion on these autonomous systems, so questionable quality shouldn’t be a problem. When lives are on the line, everything that is made has to fit standards so that the robot is as effective as possible.
Shouldn’t someone who is working on these types of projects want to make warfare less dangerous for people?Drones have the potential to change artillery. Flying drones could cause a diversion from one side of a war easily. They are small, extremely fast, and hard to identify while flying.
Any drones with the same objective “talk” to each other using artificially intelligent telecommunication. Since they are autonomous, there are no risks of a “control center” being destroyed, causing all drones to shut down. Drone weapons are also inexpensive, which would help the wages of war be less costly. Drones could hold weapons that are automatically fired after programming. In the same news report from CBS News, David Martin once again set up an experiment to test facial recognition. A mock village was set up and one robot’s directive was to identify a “terrorist”, Martin. About 50,000 pictures of Mr.
Martin were found and uploaded to the robot’s system. The robot now knew what Mr. Martin looked like. In the experiment, Mr. Martin’s face was recognized by the robot instantly. Had another scientist (miles away, watching on a screen) given the robot the command to shoot, the robot would have struck his location. With drones, lives could be saved. With the immense amount of information that drones can give us, the amount of death by war could be considerably lowered.
People could receive information without risk of life, which is greatly needed, considering the high mortality rate of scouting missions.Drones have limitless possibilities, which of research that companies are Most flying drones are small and compact, making them almost undetectable by human eyes depending on how fast they fly. Many toy drones today have cameras attached to them so the “pilot” can see what the drone sees and record footage and such. The public loves them, and drones with cameras could do so much more in warfare.
With this feature added to autonomous drones like the Perdix, humans could oversee everything going on behind enemy lines without risking human life or privacy breaching. Many other types of robots can search the ground and use high-tech facial recognition software to identify targets. Drones could be the scouts behind enemy lines and capture valued information with little risk. If a drone were to be destroyed or crash upon landing, it wouldn’t matter too much because drones are inexpensive and flying drones like the Perdix usually travel in groups.
Robots and sensors are already used every day in airports and factories, but think about the world with even more advanced In time, drones could do anything imaginable. On the other hand, many people have been skeptical about the technology of these drones. Is artificial intelligence developed enough yet? Is setting drones loose in warfare a risk of backfire? While some drones may not be ready yet, drones don’t program themselves; the creators and users give the drones their mission and they will go through with it without hesitation and thoroughly. They don’t have the ability to second guess or refuse, so whatever they are told to do, they will communicate and find the most efficient way to complete it. The Pentagon’s Dr. Will Roper, who has been working with scientists and is helping “Will Roper: ‘There’s several different roads they could have gone down. And you don’t know which one to search.
You can tell them, ‘”Go search all the roads,”‘ and tell them what to search for and let them sort out the best way to do it.”‘ “Each of those tiny drones is flying itself. Humans on the ground have given them a mission to patrol a three-square mile area, but the drones are figuring out for themselves how to do it.”A burning question that many people have is if war without risk would allow hasty and destructive decisions. People are the reason why these drones exist. If people knew that this would lead to slapdash choices, drones wouldn’t be a big topic that is being researched and worked on. Drones allow military experiments and operations to be conducted without risking human life.
Manipulating people to think that war would be easier is wrong because it wouldn’t be easier. War is still a serious, awful, and burdensome thing. Despite this, drones could help to alleviate the loss of human life but being able to scout out areas, be equipped with weapons, and being a general distraction; humans would still be a big part of the military. People are The U.S. military is immensely trusted throughout the country; some say the entire country is in their hands. Artificially intelligent drones should be implemented into warfare in the U.S.
. With AI and skilled machinery a whole new world of technology opens up, and with it the opportunity to change warfare for the public and for those in the military. If this research is supported by the public and other scientists around the country, the world or war could be altered for the better. Dr. Roper says, “‘I think I might agree with that, David.
I mean, if what we mean is biggest thing is something that’s going to change everything, I think autonomy is going to change everything.'”