This article reminds of the recent news article where some unearthed secret government report says that " There was just a small toggle switch between the automatic system throwing a Nuclear Bomb that would have wiped out an entire city of Washington DC if it fell on it or would have created a some 1500 high tsunami if it fell on a sea."
With fully autonomous weapons such hazards are possible! Because one important thing that differentiates a machine from Humans is what we call as "commonsense". Many a possible wars have been avoided in the past because Commonsense has prevailed over "Action & Reaction" scenario by which the machines are normally programmed
NASA's Orion Flight Software Production Systems Manager Darrel G. Raines joins Planet Analog Editor Steve Taranovich and Embedded.com Editor Max Maxfield to talk about embedded flight software used in Orion Spacecraft, part of NASA's Mars mission. Live radio show and live chat. Get your questions ready.
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