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AI is the ‘one ring to rule them all’, but don’t worry about ‘killer robots’, UK general says

Mastering artificial intelligence would give the UK a decisive military edge, a top British general has argued, while stressing that the technology should be used to support, rather than threaten, human life.

Unlocking the potential of AI will be critical to the development of emerging military technology, and it would be “mad” for the UK not to try to become a leader in the field, General Sir Patrick Sanders, the head of Britain’s Strategic Command, told the Telegraph in an interview.

“Of all the new technologies, the one ring to rule them all is AI,” he told the paper.

Advanced machine learning would allow computers to quickly parse and react to information using minimal human intervention, technology that is particularly attractive to the military because it creates the possibility of “better decision making,” the general explained. He added that advanced AI technology also opens the door to “the opportunity to begin to develop autonomy.”

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