Air Force denies running simulation where AI drone “killed” its operator
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Over the past 24 hours, several news outlets reported a now-retracted story claiming that the US Air Force had run a simulation in which an AI-controlled drone " went rogue" and "killed the operator because that person was keeping it from accomplishing its objective."The story originated in a recap published on the website of the Royal Aeronautical Society that served as an overview of sessions at the Future Combat Air & Space Capabilities Summit that took place last week in London.This juicy tidbit about an AI system apparently deciding to kill its simulated operator began making the rounds on social media and was soon picked up by major publications like Vice and The Guardian(both of which have since updated their stories with retractions). Read More..