A Brief Look At ‘CLAWS’ AI System
How Robot- Submersibles Differ from Ordinary Submarines?
Certainly, autonomous submarines exist for decades now and were designed to complete complex tasks without any human involvement, however, due to their inadequate functionality, they aren’t as intellectual as they are believed to be. A more complex task requires a human operator to work through a remote communication skill. But the good news is that the new submarines will have a much greater level of artificial intelligence and consequently, they will have the ability to perform a wider range of functions without requiring any human controller.
The New Scientist report also revealed that the US Navy has ordered larger robot submarines ‘Orca’ which are set to be armed with 12 torpedo tubes and CLAWS so they could be utilized to descend targets on their own deprived of any input from a human. Moreover, it is expected that they would be controlled remotely like the smaller versions.
This idea isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Stuart Russell from the University of California Berkeley believes that it was indeed a ‘dangerous development’.
Who Is to Blame If A Robot Unlawfully Kills Someone?
A report by Human Rights Watch indicates ‘no one’.
The organization insists that someone needs to take action to eliminate this lack of accountability and call for the preemptive ban of killer robots’ development and use of fully autonomous weapons.
HRW highlighted, there are serious doubts that killer-robots would meet the international humanitarian law standards and would threaten the fundamental right to human life; therefore, if a military commander or an operator intentionally deployed a robot to commit a crime, they would be held accountable. The organization also questioned whether it is fair enough to allow machines to make crucial decisions about life and death.
As AI systems are becoming more powerful, it’s evident that we’re dropping more major aspects of society to the systems that we aren’t acutely aware of and optimizing for objectives that may fail to reflect our own. Although advanced AI systems aren’t here yet they’re getting closer by each day and now is the time to ensure that whether we are ready for them. Therefore, it’s time to come up with a robust policy before these science-fiction scenarios become reality.