Weapon-makers developing A.I. to make "shoot or no shoot" decisions

Signal of change / Weapon-makers developing A.I. to make "shoot or no shoot" decisions

By Michaela Rose / 24 Oct 2017

Weapon-makers are working on an automated gun system that uses artificial intelligence to make "shoot or no shoot" decisions:

 

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