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Five Giant Leaps for Robotkind: Expanding the Possible in Autonomous Weapons | WarOnTheRocks

Five Giant Leaps for Robotkind: Expanding the Possible in Autonomous Weapons | WarOnTheRocks

History teems with brutal ironies. The printed program for the November 29, 1941 Army-Navy football game included a photo of the USS Arizona with the caption, “It is significant that despite the claims of air enthusiasts no battleship has yet been sunk by bombs.” Just eight days before the Pearl Harbor attack, the destruction of several battleships by aircraft seemed impossible.

The biologist Stephen Jay Gould observed, “Impossible is usually defined by our theories, not given by nature.” The dividing line between the possible and the impossible is often contingent on our incomplete understanding of the nature of the world…

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