June 05, 2017

Artificial Stupidity: Fumbling The Handoff From AI To Human Control

By Paul Scharre

Source: Breaking Defense

Journalist(s) Sydney J. Freedburg Jr.

Science fiction taught us to fear smart machines we can’t control. But reality should teach us to fear smart machines that need us to take control when we’re not ready. From Patriot missiles to Tesla cars to Airbus jets, automated systems have killed human beings, not out of malice, but because the humans operating them couldn’t switch quickly enough from passively monitoring the computer to actively directing it.

Read the full piece on Breaking Defense.

  • Paul Scharre

    Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program

    Paul Scharre is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is author of the forthcoming book, A...