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Thinking hard on AI

India's consideration of AI-based weapons systems, though right, would need to consider various legal and ethical conundrums

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Artificial intelligence | Defence ministry | military

Ajai Shukla 

Ajai Shukla

The intellectual roots of (AI) date back to Greek mythology, but the term has become part of the popular discourse only after science fiction (sci-fi) films, such as The Terminator, gave the public a fictional glimpse of combat between AI beings and humans. An example of an autonomous weapon in use today is the Israeli Harpy drone, which is programmed to fly to a particular area, hunt for specific targets, and then destroy them using a high-explosive warhead nicknamed “Fire and Forget”.

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First Published: Thu, March 31 2022. 23:16 IST
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