Saturday, December 1, 2012

SkyNet Flys

The US Navy has executed the first launch of a stealth drone set to be the first robot aircraft piloted by artificial intelligence.

With two weapon bays capable of carrying up to 4,500lbs (2 tonnes) of ordnance, the X-47B certainly has the ability to kill, though for now, it does not have the will.

For those reminded of SkyNet’s self-aware Hunter Killer aerials from the Terminator films, the Pentagon announced earlier this month that the decision to hurt or kill a human being would never be made by a machine.