Medical News The US Army is developing AI missiles that find their own targets
14 August 2019
By David Hambling
Capt. Brian Harris, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade
Artificial intelligence may soon be deciding who lives or dies. The US army wants to build smart missiles that will use AI to select their targets, out of reach from human oversight. The project has raised concerns that the new missiles will be a form of lethal autonomous weapon – a technology many people are campaigning to ban.
The US Army’s project is called Cannon-Delivered Area Effects Munition (C-DAEM). Companies will bid for the contract to build the weapon, with the requirements stating it should be able to hit “moving and imprecisely located armoured …