New Delhi: AI is very much in the news these days. AI stands for Artificial Intelligence. This robot-like AI does all the work in a pinch. According to the claim of the inventors of AI, this AI will make human life more convenient, but the recent news about AI has created a stir. The news was that the AI came alive and took the life of its operator. As soon as this news went viral, people were shocked. People started expressing fear about the threat of AI. Also, the panic was justified because the news was based on the statement of a US Air Force official.
The news said that the US Air Force had conducted the simulation. This involved an AI drone crashing into its target, killing one. It had a tower and an operator. The drone only had to hit its target. But he also beat up the operator. The news meant that the man had not died in reality but had died in simulation.
Meaning of simulation- If you want to build a city, you have to do a simulation on the computer first. That is, you will create an imaginary world on the computer. How will it look, how will it work..? Etc Etc.. You will trial it on the machine. The news said that an AI drone was deployed while the US Air Force was conducting a simulation. The job of this drone was to kill its target. There was an operator with the drone. The drone had to obey his every word.
The operator was telling the drone from the communication tower who to hit. The drones earned points for each kill and the operator told them who to kill and who not to kill. The operator was also stopping some people from hitting him. The drone eventually killed the operator, reports said. The drone first hit the communication tower and then the operator. So that he keeps getting points and no one can stop him. He was killing everything that came in his way.
What is the truth?
This news has been proved to be completely false. The US Air Force has called it false. He said that the statement of an officer has been misquoted. Colonel Tucker ‘Cinco’ Hamilton, the US Air Force’s AI test and operations chief, said, ‘The system began to realize when it could identify a threat and a human operator would guide it to that target periodically. But he was scoring points by hitting the target. However, he killed the operator because she was preventing him from accomplishing his objective. He said this at a summit organized in London in May. The news was covered by media around the world.
Ann Stefanek, a spokeswoman for the US Air Force, has denied any simulation ever took place. The Department of Air Force has not conducted any such AI drone simulations and is committed to the ethical and responsible use of AI technology, he said. It seems that the Colonel’s comments have been misconstrued.