Superintelligence, Humans, and War
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT FORCES STAFF COLLEGE
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In the mid 1950s, Alan Turing, a pioneer in the computer and mathematics fields, skillfully wrote one of the first credited works on artificial intelligence. Prior to his paper attempting to explain artificial intelligence, Turing created one of the first computers. The Turing Machine is still used by computer science students today to illustrate the fundamental of computers. An input, a computer that performs functions, and an output . In his audacious work Computing Machinery and Intelligence, Turing hypothesized that someday the question of Can machines think would be a question too meaningless to deserve discussion. Yet today, scientists and futurists heatedly debate the inception, the future, and even the nature of artificial intelligence. Intelligent machines interact with humanity in almost eve facet of dailh life. Automatic cameras play Johnny Law, cars park themselves, and smart phones enhance the productivity of nearly every human on Earth . And yet artificial intelligence is in its mere infancy. When artificial intelligence becomes sentient and grows smarter than human intelligence, how will it influence human nature and war Superintelligence will most certainly change the way militaries conduct warfare.