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Autonomous Killing Machines: The Future of Warfare?
AKMs will be more effective than humans at warfare.
Social relations among humans create problems that do not occur if there are AKMs.
Humans have emotions, which make them behave irrationally (i.e. do things which are to their disadvantage) or can be used by the enemy.
Communication is better with AKMs than with soldiers.
AKMs are better in non-lethal combat than humans.
AKMs do not need rest and sleep. They can operate 24/7 which offers distinct advantages.
AKMs can be used for tactics that can be effective in certain situations for which human soldiers are commonly not available, such as suicide attacks.
AKMs would not be taken hostage or captured.
AKMs can come in all shapes and sizes tailored specifically to each warfare scenario.
AKMs will often be too small for humans to effectively combat, e.g. very small insect like AKMs with
or poison that could be deployed by the millions onto the battlefield.
AKMs allow single 'soldiers' overseeing the functioning of AKMs to be more effective than currently. This reduces the detrimental effects of drone operation.
Machines have faster reflexes than humans.
AKMs can be easily disabled or destroyed by humans.
Humans can make better use of the environmental surrounding area than AKMs.
Compared to humans, AKMs have great problems when it comes to dealing with environmental data and interpreting it.
AKMs lack empathy and emotion. They run only on code and programs. This could cause innocent bystanders to be injured and unjustly attacked.
Tactics are what make a war, and AKMs would still be going off of human tactics and decisions in their deployment.
Humans are more flexible than any AI in adapting to new threats.
AKMs are not properly able to correctly identify targets.