World War III, Will Robots Destroy the Human Race?

Missile carrying drone
(A remote-controlled pilot-less aircraft.)

I came across an article about unmanned aircraft which will fight our future wars.  These fighters can fly at speeds that would make a person unconscious due to the tremendous gravitational forces.  These planes will not require a cockpit with oxygen and escape hatch.  They will be controlled by a human the way drones are now controlled.

What scares me is the ability to manufacture fighters with artificial intelligence.
(The theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.)

These planes would make decisions and take action on their own without human control.  They are called Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS)

Eventually they will be able to outwit their human creators; the way Artificial Intelligence can now beat a human at chess.

Navy X-47 Unmanned Fighter
Can this be fitted with artificial intelligence someday soon?

Here's a video of the Navy X-47 landing and taking off from a moving aircraft carrier.

Here's an example of what we have now.  Who knows what else is being kept as a military secret?

Here's what I've read.
The next step:
Robot “beyond the loop” the robot decides according to rules it learns or creates itself, the robot strikes, and the robot may or may not bother to let humans know.

One link:
Battle Lines Drawn Around the Legality of 'Killer Robots'


  1. Even if the robots cannot replicate themselves and take over what about the drone operator. He/she suddenly goes rogue and deides to do away with everyone who disagrees with him/her. The whole idea is scary and has the potentiality to happen.

  2. Hmmm, sounds like the plot of Avengers: Age of Ultron that opens on May 1st. Let's hope the Avengers win, in the movies and in real life.

  3. Only if man gets so lazy that robots do all the work and begin to feel feel that man is not needed for their survival anymore~


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