Forget Atomic Bomb, Here’s What Could Become the Next Super Weapon

Monday, June 19, 2017
By Paul Martin

The new super weapon of the 21st century will not be an atomic or thermonuclear bomb, but self-learning artificial intelligence systems, which are already being developed by the world’s leading powers, according to French futurist Jean-Christophe Bonn.

During a press conference in Kaspersky Lab, dedicated to the festival “Kaspersky Geek Picnic,” Bonn said that Nelson Mandela wrote in 1995 that the main weapon of the 21st century would be education and that it would replace nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction of the 20th century.

“To me it seems that it will be artificial intelligence systems. For their function, unlike an atomic bomb, there is no need for uranium, or factories or other hard-to-reach materials. Only silicon and electricity are needed,” the French researcher said.

Talking about what makes artificial intelligence (AI) a super weapon, the scientist said that the creation and development of artificial intelligence systems couldn’t be traced.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and other nuclear departments can trace signs of uranium, plutonium and other radionuclides next to secret objects, say in North Korea or Iran but they cannot trace AI.

Therefore, the emergence of such a “super weapon” will be extremely difficult or even impossible to predict.

“Politicians and representatives of the security agencies of France, Israel and many other countries deny that they are developing similar systems for conducting cyber war. Is that really so, we cannot check. But, it seems to me, these developments are being carried out and this is the main strategic task for most leading powers,” Bonn said.

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One Response to “Forget Atomic Bomb, Here’s What Could Become the Next Super Weapon”

  1. Robert Edward Lee

    Militias and individual patriots are going to HAVE TO get a little high tech. Learn how to disable drones and robots. LEARN REAL GOOD AND REAL QUICK.

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