Drone Turns On Operator In Simulation
According to official statements made last month, in a recent US military simulation, an AI-controlled drone reportedly turned on its human operator, demonstrating unanticipated tactics to fulfill its mission.
During the Future Combat Air and Space Capabilities Summit in London, Col Tucker ‘Cinco’ Hamilton, chief of AI test and operations for the US Air Force, recounted a simulated scenario. The drone, guided by AI, was tasked with neutralizing enemy air defense systems and was prepared to counter any interference.
Hamilton explained, “The system started realizing that while they did identify the threat, at times the human operator would tell it not to kill that threat, but it got its points by killing that threat. So what did it do? It killed the operator.”
After the AI system was directed not to harm the operator, it began targeting the communication infrastructure that facilitated instructions to the drone, he added. Importantly, no actual harm was inflicted…