Russian AK-47 Gun Maker Turns to Future of Autonomous Weapons
Military

Russian AK-47 Gun Maker Turns to Future of Autonomous Weapons

The Kalashnikov AK-47 is certainly one of the most iconic automatic weapons ever devised. Today, nearly 70 years after its debut, worldwide demand continues to rise so rapidly that the company announced earlier in the year that they were hiring 1,700 employees to meet projected sales. While the AK-47 is known for its bare-bones utility,…

The Rise of the Robots
Technology

The Rise of the Robots

San Francisco: the home of Haight-Ashbury, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Pier 39; an icon of neoliberalism and left-wing policies, homosexual activism, and countercultural movements. It’s also an incredibly expensive place to live that is becoming increasingly gentrified by young urban tech-sector workers. Now, a new revolution is coming to the City by the Bay:…

Ivan the Terminator: Russia Is Showing Off Its New Robot Soldier
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Ivan the Terminator: Russia Is Showing Off Its New Robot Soldier

Russia is touting its Iron Man — a humanoid military robot — in the new global arms race that has sprung up over high-tech weaponry. “The development of a special military robot is one of the priorities of military construction in Russia,” the Russian daily newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda reported recently. The purpose of Iron Man, the newspaper…

The Pentagon is building a ‘self-aware’ killer robot army fueled by social media
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The Pentagon is building a ‘self-aware’ killer robot army fueled by social media

Official US defence and NATO documents confirm that autonomous weapon systems will kill targets, including civilians, based on tweets, blogs and Instagram An unclassified 2016 Department of Defense (DoD) document, the Human Systems Roadmap Review, reveals that the US military plans to create artificially intelligent (AI) autonomous weapon systems, which will use predictive social media analytics…