I'll get that:
OK, we don't think the algorithms for this particular system have been developed yet, but obviously the Air Force will build them. That's because it said this year that by 2047 or so technology onboard an unmanned aircraft will let it fly over a target and determine whether or not to unleash lethal weapons - without human intervention. According to the Air Force: "Increasingly humans will no longer be "in the loop" but rather "on the loop" - monitoring the execution of certain decisions. Simultaneously, advances in AI will enable systems to make combat decisions and act within legal and policy constraints without necessarily requiring human input."
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