By Jenn Jacques
PICTURED ABOVE: A fully automated combat module featuring this technology is planned to be demonstrated at Russia’s Army-2017 Forum.
Well, that escalated quickly…
According to the Russian news agency TASS, the manufacturer of the world-famous Kalashnikov AK-74 rifle is expanding its product line to include “a range of products based on neural networks,” including a “fully automated combat module” able to identify and shoot at its targets.
“Kalashnikov Group, the producer of the famous AK-74 assault rifle, has developed a fully automated combat module based on neural network technologies that enable it to identify targets and make decisions,” Kalashnikov Director for Communications Sofiya Ivanova told TASS on Wednesday.
“In the imminent future, the Group will unveil a range of products based on neural networks. A fully automated combat module featuring this technology is planned to be demonstrated at the Army-2017 forum,” Ivanova said.
A “neural network” is an independent learning system which operates by using both a preset algorithm as well as acquired experience.
Defense One reports:
Russia’s willingness to embrace lethal autonomy stands in stark contrast to U.S. policy. In 2012, then-Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter (later defense secretary) signed a directive forbidding the U.S. to allow any robot …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms