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A computer “bot” that hunts down and kills opponents in a video game has been judged to display behaviour that is indistinguishable from a human.
The bot, called UT^2, claimed first prize in the annual BotPrize competition.
Bots are computer program that control video game characters and play against real people
UT^2 fooled other players and judges that it was human during a game to win the prize.
» via BBC
It’s the backbone of the U.S. Army’s intelligence network in Afghanistan. And, according to the Army’s own internal testers, it’s a piece of junk: difficult to operate, prone to crashes, and extremely hackable.
The $2.3 billion Distributed Common Ground System-Army, or DCGS-A, is supposed to serve as the primary source for mining intelligence and surveillance data on the battlefield — everything from informants’ tips to drone camera footage to militants’ recorded phone calls. But after a limited test in May and June, the Army Test and Evaluation Command concluded that the system is “Effective with Significant Limitations, Not Suitable, and Not Survivable.”
» via Wired