AMERICA could have more robots that human soldiers in its armed forces in less than a decade, a senior security official has predicted.
The US Army has long mooted plans for a robotic revolution and has rolled out autonomous warships as it attempts to stay ahead of competitors such as China and Russia.
John Bassett, who worked for the British spy agency GCHQ for almost two decades, said the US was considering plans to employ thousands of robots by 2025.
The security consultant told a meeting of police and counter-terrorism officials in London: “Intelligent robotic weapons – they are a reality, and they will be much more of a reality by 2030
“At some point around 2025 or thereabouts the US army will actually have more combat robots than it will have human soldiers.
“Many of those combat robots are trucks that can drive themselves, and they will get better at not falling off cliffs.
“But some of them are rather more exciting than trucks. So we will see in the West combat robots outnumbering human soldiers.”
Full article: EXCLUSIVE: US army ‘will have more ROBOT SOLDIERS than humans’ by 2025 (Express)