House leaders appoint new members to AI commission

House leaders appoint new members to AI commission By: Brandon Knapp     The House Armed Services Committee’s ranking member Adam Smith, D-Wash., left, and Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, talk to reporters. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)  The United States National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence is beginning to take shape as leaders from the House Armed Services Committee […]

Australia makes its pick for drone fleet

Australia makes its pick for drone fleet By: Nigel Pittaway     Australia has yet to make a choice between the MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 variant, shown here, which is currently in production for the U.S. Air Force, or the MQ-9B Skyguardian under development for the United Kingdom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cory D. […]

To understand autonomous weapons, think about electronic warfare

To understand autonomous weapons, think about electronic warfare By: Kelsey D. Atherton Parsing what detected signals matter is an electronic warfare skill that can possible be designated to artificial intelligence. (Armando R. Limon, U.S. Army)  Editor’s note: On Nov. 15, the New York Times Magazine published a story, “Are Killer Robots the Future of War? Parsing […]