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USAF Official Says He ‘Misspoke’ About AI Drone Killing Human Operator in Simulated Test

USAF Official Says He ‘Misspoke’ About AI Drone Killing Human Operator in Simulated Test

The Air Force’s Chief of AI Test and Operations initially said an AI drone “killed the operator because that person was keeping it from accomplishing its objective.”

By Chloe Xiang and Matthew Gault, Vice
 

A USAF official who was quoted saying the Air Force conducted a simulated test where an AI drone killed its human operator is now saying he “misspoke” and that the Air Force never ran this kind of test, in a computer simulation or otherwise. 

“Col Hamilton admits he ‘mis-spoke’ in his presentation at the FCAS Summit and the ‘rogue AI drone simulation’ was a hypothetical “thought experiment” from outside the military, based on plausible scenarios and likely outcomes rather than an actual USAF real-world simulation,” the Royal Aeronautical Society, the organization where Hamilton talked about the simulated test, told Motherboard in an email…

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