February 26, 2020

How Adversarial Attacks Could Destabilize Military AI Systems

By Dr. David Danks

Artificial intelligence and robotic technologies with semi-autonomous learning, reasoning, and decision-making capabilities are increasingly being incorporated into defense, military, and security systems. Unsurprisingly, there is increasing concern about the stability and safety of these systems. In a different sector, runaway interactions between autonomous trading systems in financial markets have produced a series of stock market “flash crashes,” and as a result, those markets now have rules to prevent such interactions from having a significant impact.

Could the same kinds of unexpected interactions and feedback loops lead to similar instability with defense or security AIs?

Read the full article from IEEE Spectrum.

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