The Ministry of Peace couldn’t be prouder of the Pentagon’s “Replicator Initiative,” a plan to outrun China to win the unstoppable race in AI-assisted military technology that will surely conquer us all.
Since humanity’s leaders insist on dashing to killer robot sentience, let’s run down the reasons why we all would benefit from America winning this race:
- Quality Assurance
American manufacturers are known for producing high-quality products that are durable and sustainable. As you are gunned down by an autonomous vehicle (AV), feel gratified that it's constructed of only the highest grade American carbon fiber, and eight single use water bottles were reclaimed in its production!
- Strict labor standards
The US has some of the most humane labor laws globally. With luck, we’ll be granted a lifetime of toil deep underground for the lithium that fuels our robot overlords. Being under American soil ensures stringent safety standards will be enforced, and your health metrics will be tracked so you can function as well as the machines. Just because labor is mandated by super intelligent droids with lethal autonomy, doesn’t mean it has to be unsafe.
3. American Ingenuity
The US is known for its innovation and technological advancements. US military drones can already predict when and how they will need maintenance. It’s only a matter of time until they can repair and improve themselves recursively. So convenient!
PRINTING JUST THE FACTS
- The Pentagon's Replicator initiative plans to deploy thousands of AI-equipped autonomous vehicles (AVs) by 2026 as the US, China, Russia, and other nations usher in AI-based weaponry that makes kill decisions autonomously, relegating humans to mere supervisors.
- The US has already deployed AI in areas like piloting small surveillance drones, plane maintenance predictions, and tracking soldiers' fitness. Its AI technology has aided Ukraine against Russia.
- Those backing AI-based weapons say these could reduce civilian casualties. However, opponents point to their unpredictability and the potential for mistakes.
- Russia, Iran, India, and Pakistan have not signed a US-initiated pledge to use military AI responsibly. Most countries, including the US, have argued against new laws regulating such technology, while China's idea of such legal limits has reportedly had a narrow definition.
Sources: AP, New York Times, CBS News, and Western Journal.
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