A top U.S. General warned lawmakers at a Senate committee meeting that a major attack would soon take place on United States soil.
Air Force Gen. Paul Selva was asked questions by the Senate Armed Services Committee at a hearing on Tuesday.
One of the questions revolved around directives that require humans to make decisions when it comes to taking lives.
According to Selva, the U.S. military should keep “the ethical rules of war in place lest we unleash on humanity a set of robots that we don’t know how to control.”
“I don’t think it’s reasonable for us to put robots in charge of whether or not we take a human life,” Selva told the committee.
Later on, Selva was asked about our enemies and how they act. He maintained that America should always “take our values to war.”
“There will be a raucous debate in the department about whether or not we take humans out of the decision to take lethal action,” the general said.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Selva also said that just because the military wouldn’t use that kind of technology doesn’t mean it would not research how to defend against it.
It “doesn’t mean that we don’t have to address the development of those kinds of technologies and potentially find their vulnerabilities and exploit those vulnerabilities,” Selva said.
We are on the cusp of dramatic changes to how wars will be fought with the rapid advancement of technology.
The use of drones is already proving these changes are coming.
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