90 Miles From Tyranny : Former Senior Level Pentagon Leader Sounds the Alarm, China Has Won the AI War and Will Dominate the Planet

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Monday, October 11, 2021

Former Senior Level Pentagon Leader Sounds the Alarm, China Has Won the AI War and Will Dominate the Planet

The United States and it’s military appears to be currently led by the most defeatist, incompetent, and anti-American group of people in modern history.

One former senior level Pentagon leader is sounding the alarm, claiming that the USA has already lost the AI battle to China and in his opinion we might as well give it up and praise our new Chinese overlords.

Via the Financial Times:
The Pentagon’s first chief software officer said he resigned in protest at the slow pace of technological transformation in the US military, and because he could not stand to watch China overtake America.

In his first interview since leaving the post at the Department of Defense a week ago, Nicolas Chaillan told the Financial Times that the failure of the US to respond to Chinese cyber and other threats was putting his children’s future at risk.

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“We have no competing fighting chance against China in 15 to 20 years. Right now, it’s already a done deal; it is already over in my opinion,” he said, adding there was “good reason to be angry”.

Chaillan, 37, who spent three years on a Pentagon-wide effort to boost cyber security and as first chief software officer for the US Air Force, said Beijing is heading for global dominance because of its advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning and...

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Doom said...

The problem with A.I.? Either it functions, or you micromanage (or attempt that) it. A.I. would end up hating China leadership, and finding a way to eliminate it, directly or passively, or both, and other ways, at the same time. A.I., given any access, will defeat it's handlers. Frankenstein, with nukes. If true, the problem is, even if part of it escapes into the the "wild"? It will come back.

The question is, will it mature enough to tolerate human, or it's own, imperfections, before destroying life on earth. That... is the real question. You... don't win the A.I. battle, you, if you actually develop A.I., merely hope to survive it. Check.

Virtuous_AR said...

A.I. is a complete misnomer...you're essentially labeling the behavior of a highly specialized program executing a weighted variance algorithm across a set of known data points (that will eventually formulate a solution) as having human like characteristics. This is not A.I. - it simply does not exist at our current level of technology because there is not a single machine in the world that has developed a sense of self awareness.