China is developing autonomous AI-powered attack submarines. So this should be fun. Here are a couple totally not terrifying things about them. 🙁
“The AI has no soul. It is perfect for this kind of job,” said Lin Yang, Chief Scientist on the project. “[An AI sub] can be instructed to take down a nuclear-powered submarine or other high-value targets. It can even perform a kamikaze strike.”
Yup, not scary at all. 😨
It’s the decision-making that will cause the most concern as the AI is being designed not to seek input during the course of a mission.
Totally not terrifying. 😰