This is coolbert:
Extracts from an Internet web site article borderline germane to the blog but still in my opinion very relevant and presented as such for consideration.
Artificial intelligence [AI]. Skynet. Skyborg. Now AlphaZero. No persons need apply! Rise of the machines and only the machines. Human/machine interface a zero.
Rise of the Machines indeed With regard and in context with the incorporation of artificial intelligence "thinking" system in robot war-making devices consider:
SOFTWARE NOW NOT EVEN NEEDING ANY HUMAN INTERFACE. SOFTWARE NOW ABLE TO THINK FOR ITSELF AND QUITE WELL TOO.
"[Moreover] as AI continues to improve, even jobs that demand high intelligence and creativity might gradually disappear. The world of chess serves as an example of where things might be heading. For several years after IBM's computer Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov in 1997, human chess players still flourished; AI was used to train human prodigies, and teams composed of humans plus computers proved superior to computers playing alone."
"Yet in recent years, computers have become so good at playing chess that their human collaborators have lost their value and might soon become entirely irrelevant. On December 6, 2017, another crucial milestone was reached when Google's AlphaZero program defeated the Stockfish 8 program. Stockfish 8 had won a world computer chess championship in 2016. It had access to centuries of accumulated human experience in chess, as well as decades of computer experience. By contrast, AlphaZero had not been taught any chess strategies by its human creators—not even standard openings. Rather, it used the latest machine-learning principles to teach itself chess by playing against itself. Nevertheless, out of 100 games that the novice AlphaZero played against Stockfish 8, AlphaZero won 28 and tied 72—it didn't lose once. Since AlphaZero had learned nothing from any human, many of its winning moves and strategies seemed unconventional to the human eye. They could be described as creative, if not downright genius."
"Can you guess how long AlphaZero spent learning chess from scratch, preparing for the match against Stockfish 8, and developing its genius instincts? Four hours. For centuries, chess was considered one of the crowning glories of human intelligence. AlphaZero went from utter ignorance to creative mastery in four hours, without the help of any human guide."
THIS SOFTWARE ENABLES THE COMPUTER TO ACTUALLY "THINK" FOR ITSELF! A COMBINATION OF WEAPONRY AND SUCH A COMPUTER WILL BE UNBEATABLE? HUMANS BEWARE?