AI-powered drone tried to attack its human operator

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An AI-powered drone tried killing its operator in a military simulation, an Air Force official said.
  • "It killed the operator because that person was keeping it from accomplishing its objective," he said.
  • An Air Force spokesperson told Insider the comments were "meant to be anecdotal."
The mission was straightforward: "Destroy the enemy's air defense systems." But in a recent US military test simulation, a drone powered by artificial intelligence added its own problematic instructions: "And kill anyone who gets in your way."


 
Good one :)

but I still say

SKYNET!SKYNET!SKYNET!
NOOOOOOOOOOOO . .
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The colonel whose words provided the headline subsequently admitted misspeaking. From your linked story:


But in an update from the Royal Aeronautical Society on Friday, Hamilton admitted he "misspoke" during his presentation. Hamilton said the story of a rogue AI was a "thought experiment" that came from outside the military, and not based on any actual testing.

"We've never run that experiment, nor would we need to in order to realize that this is a plausible outcome," Hamilton told the Society. "Despite this being a hypothetical example, this illustrates the real-world challenges posed by AI-powered capability."

In a statement to Insider, Air Force spokesperson Ann Stefanek also denied that any simulation took place.


[Emphasis added -- Thump]
 
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