politics

Japan, U.S. block advancement in U.N. talks on autonomous weapons

8 Comments

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© KYODO

©2022 GPlusMedia Inc.

8 Comments
Login to comment

Hmmm, it seems Japan is wanting to jump on the drone games.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Japan, in its role as client-state to he USA, following orders.

That the rulers of the world, in their different guises and political configurations exhibit absolutely no intent to reduce, let alone stop the expansion of technological advancements wedded to war, paves the path for a future that will bear the consequences.

The lack of genuine diplomatic and peaceful solutions (the USA sent Rahm Emmanuel as an ambassador to Japan, a perfect example of employing a contentious and combative individual, a reflection of present 'foreign policy) atop the many dangers present and enhanced by so-called advanced technology from drones to killer robots and AI controlled weapons systems lays the foundation for inevitable tragedy.

That politics is devoid of any moral or ethical imperative(s) - is obvious - the inability to contain lethal & autonomous weapons systems is another marker along the way to inevitable extinction by our own hand.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

A diplomatic stalemate as the autonomous weapons are being rapidly developed.

You know it's ridiculous when our civilization thinks it intelligent enough to create artificial intelligence.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Putting selective killing in the hands of artificial intelligence might prove to be a huge improvement over the current system run by real ignorance.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

You know it's ridiculous when our civilization thinks it intelligent enough to create artificial intelligence.

They will look for specific kinds of targets such as air defense radars or mobile ICBMs in places that are very heavily defended and where expected losses will be high. Instead of throwing humans into a meat grinder by sending manned aircraft against the best defended targets you send waves on much less expensive UAVs that you can afford to lose in the process of defeating the target. You can send waves of inexpensive drones into an enemies airspace to conduct electronic warfare to neuter their air defenses while manned aircraft bomb the radars and missiles.

They will fly around, or sail around both on the surface of the sea or beneath and collect information on where enemy elements are and what they are. Instead of following Russian or Chinese ballistic missile subs through their patrols using a manned sub, you use an underwater UAV instead. They can find an enemies surface forces among the hundreds of merchant ships in the South China Sea, Straits of Malacca or North Arabian Sea, places that are crowded with merchant ships and fishing boats, sorting out what is what so you don't accidentally attack a neutral merchant ship or fishing boat.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Do you want Skynet? Because this is how you get Skynet. :)

0 ( +1 / -1 )

@Danielsan

Putting selective killing in the hands of artificial intelligence might prove to be a huge improvement over the current system run by real ignorance

Not entirely sure about that... Have you read Watchbird by Robert Sheckley?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Where’s the problem? Catch only one of those stupid things and reprogram it such that it hunts everything that has a ‘face’ looking like itself, like those killer drones or robots. Also they are limited in action radius , dependent on energy supply and in most cases clear communication back channels, therefore vulnerable to frequency jamming, can only have limited ammunition with them otherwise they run out of energy too quickly, and a lot more to avoid or trick them. With those new microwave or laser beam attackers, they fall from the sky like dead electronics garbage anyway. A deadly but useless toy , not less not more, and of course not at all decisive in a conflict that always finally needs real boots on the ground.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites