US Army to use gamers' brainwaves to build an AI that trains military robots

DiipuSurotu

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The University at Buffalo, New York, Artificial Intelligence Institute, plans on creating an AI by studying brain waves of gamers. This AI is to be used DARPA, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, to train military robots.

For the research, engineers of the University at Buffalo received a funding of $316,000 from DARPA.

Reportedly, the researchers at university are studying the brain waves and eye movements of 25 gamers with “strong gaming experience.”

“We’re trying to recruit participants who have strong gaming experience,” said Souma Chowdhury, one of the lead researchers in the project to Digital Trends.
“Humans can come up with very unique strategies that an AI might not ever learn. A lot of the hype we see in AI are in applications that are relatively deterministic environments. But in terms of contextual reasoning in a real environment to get stuff done? That’s still at a nascent stage.” said Souma Chowdhury to Digital Trends.
More at: https://fossbytes.com/darpa-is-studying-gamers-brain-waves-to-train-military-robots/

Hasta la vista if old
 

compo

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I graduated from UB's computer science department, and I can say you probably don't have to worry too much about this going anywhere.
 

Htown

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this is distressingly close to the premise to Sword Art Online Alicization

which just confirms we're in the worst possible timeline
 

Chopchop

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This sounds like one of those things that people attach AI to because it sounds sexy, but will realistically go nowhere at that level of abstraction. AI learning from brainwaves? I don't see how that would even lead to anything usable.
 

BDS

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Looking forward to the AI apocalypse of 2042 where I get shot to death in the street by a robot that does the default dance over my corpse.