Fear of a Bot Planet
December 15, 2011 3:59 AM Subscribe
Are there people out there taking a war against robots/AI seriously?
posted by ollyollyoxenfree to law & government (11 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for people (writers, military theorists, bloggers, essayists, etc) that are taking a future human war against robots or artificial intelligence as a future possibility.
More specifically, I'm wondering if there is any sort of literature out there discussing counter-technology, counter-tactics, strategy, and military theory against robots and artificial intelligence. Whether the technology or counter-tactics be against real-world robots used in war, like air-based Drones. Or used against NSA's machine learning technology (like AQUAINT) that underpins some of their electronic surveillance (A proto-example of this might be the "Jam Echelon Day" from the late 90s, which targeted Echelon keywords). Basically I'm after any literature ranging from descriptions of current day guerrilla warfare against Western robots, to serious takes on Hollywood Terminator scenarios.
Works I'm aware of already that don't really fit the bill:
P.W. Singer's Wired for War.
Manuel de Landa's War in the Age of Intelligent Machines.
Hugo de Garis' Artilect War.
The first two are historical and accurate, but don't really go that much into counter-measures. They are excellent, but they tend to focus on the uses of robots and AI by nation states, rather than exploring what humans could or should do against robots/AI. The third book by Garis is rather historically speculative, and doesn't have much about tactics either.