AI Commission Advises US to Ignore Bans on "killer robots"

The US National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) has recommended that the US government refrain from acceding to any international treaties prohibiting the use of artificial intelligence (AI) weapons systems.

The US National Security and Artificial Intelligence Commission is a temporary independent federal agency created by the US Congress in 2019. NSCAI was created to study and advise the President and Congress on the use of artificial intelligence for national security purposes. Members of the commission, in particular, are the head of Amazon Web Services Andy Jassy (Andy Jassy) and the CEO of Oracle Safra Katz (Safra Catz

According to a draft NSCAI report released last week, the implications of agreements banning the use of AI weapons systems will run counter to US strategic interest

“The obligations of states such as Russia or China are likely to be empty. Such an agreement will not help to exert political pressure on states that are most likely to deploy autonomous systems in unsafe and ethically dangerous ways. Rather, the main impact of the agreement will be to increase pressure on countries that comply with international law, including the United States and its democratic allies and partners, ”the draft report say

However, NSCAI still recommends not trusting computers to decide when to launch nuclear weapons. "The United States must clearly and publicly state that decisions to authorize the use of nuclear weapons should be made only by humans, and not by artificial intelligence or an autonomous system," the authors of the report said.

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