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US air force denies running simulation in which AI drone ‘killed’ operator

The Guardian

By Guardian staff

Friday 2 June 2023 05.32 EDT

The US air force has denied it has conducted an AI simulation in which a drone decided to “kill” its operator to prevent it from interfering with its efforts to achieve its mission.

An official said last month that in a virtual test staged by the US military, an air force drone controlled by AI had used “highly unexpected strategies to achieve its goal”.

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