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Title: War in the age of intelligent machines

Abstract

In this book, the author, a computer programmer, proposes that weapons programmed to kill without reference to human authority are becoming a reality--the inevitable result of military-equipment's centuries-long evolution. He points out the the US military is already developing pilotless aircraft and unmanned tanks capable of selecting and destroying their own targets. De Landa first looks at how the internal workings of the war machine have evolved since the sixteenth century in response to new technologies. The second chapter examines how the military mind has influenced the development of the machine phylum and information processing. The third chapter looks at how the military puts information to work--spying and gathering data on other countries and their armed forces. De Landa discusses the evidence for machine intelligence in terms of chaos theory and the concept of a machinic phylum where a group of previously disconnected elements reach a critical point where they begin to function as a higher entity.

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OSTI Identifier:
6459684
Resource Type:
Book
Resource Relation:
Other Information: From review by John Bell in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Vol. 49, No. 5 (June 1993)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; EXPERT SYSTEMS; DECISION MAKING; MILITARY EQUIPMENT; ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; ETHICAL ASPECTS; LEARNING; MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS; WEAPONS; EQUIPMENT; 450000* - Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense; 990200 - Mathematics & Computers

Citation Formats

De Landa, M. War in the age of intelligent machines. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
De Landa, M. War in the age of intelligent machines. United States.
De Landa, M. Wed . "War in the age of intelligent machines". United States.
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