Artificial Intelligence in Afghanistan

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Thu Oct 18 2001 - 13:01:13 MDT

CNBC 10/18/01 - 2:23 PM...
"General there are reports coming from Iran saying that ground troops have
been moved to Afghanistan. Can you tell us if you have some information about
it? And also, how important do you think artificial intelligence is in the war
and how is it going to help to modernize and transform the US military in the

"Well, in terms of troops, I'll just go back to what I've continued to say, we
are prepared to use the full spectrum of our military capabilities. Obviously
that -- it's not just bombers or carrier-based aircraft. We use special
forces. That's one piece. The other piece is that in terms of the ongoing
operation, I'm not going to comment specifically on what we're doing, because
if it has the potential to bring harm to our forces that are engaged, I'm just
not going to do that. On the second part, I think obviously artificial
intelligence in it will be important as we transform... I mean that's pretty

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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