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07-30-2017, 12:20 AM
Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

July 30, 2017: One Step Closer To Real Ogres (http://www.sjgames.com/ill/a/2017-07-30)

According to this report from edgylabs.com (https://edgylabs.com/war-robots-automated-kalashnikov-neural-network-gun/), Kalashnikov is building a gun mount with a neural network. It's designed to be at least partially autonomous. Definitely a proto-Ogre development.

The report makes the point that full machine autonomy on the battlefield is not necessarily a bad thing. A neural network could learn to distinguish civilians much more accurately than soldiers in combat can be expected to do. For a fictional take on that development, see "Malak," by Peter Watts (http://www.rifters.com/real/shorts/PeterWatts_Malak.pdf).

Steve Jackson (sj@sjgames.com)

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