Sure seems like “COVID spending” has become a free for all for multiple advanced nations.
Germany, which recently drew attention in the news by torpedoing its own economy through various green initiatives, has apparently decided that dedicating over half a billion euros to a military “metaverse” is a great idea, per a report from Fox News.
Using so-called “COVID” funds to do so is apparently an even better idea, as apparently these funds can be used for just about anything.
The recipient of the $500M+ is Developer21, which offers a so-called “virtual battlefield” through its GhostPlay project.
According to the official company website, this “virtual battlefield” offers “novel, superior courses of action can be developed by simulating complex military battle scenarios … As a result, flexibility and superiority can be achieved at the strategic, tactical and operational levels.”
So, a battlefield driven by algorithms. Wonderful.
Given how algorithms appear to be programmed against conservatives, one can only imagine the potential implications that may be used for literally weaponized AI.
GhostPlay project manager Gary Schaal is certainly chipper about the virtual battlefield’s prospects, particularly after receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in so-called “COVID” funding.
“We compete with the big ones in the industry … Our [Unique Selling Point]: agility and the ability to quickly show results,” Schaal declared.
Naturally, the specifics of the “results” are not clarified.
One thing is for certain, however: Mass surveillance has apparently begotten a mass virtual battlefield.
CEO Yvonne Hofstetter notes that the GhostPlay project is able to recreate various environments “down to the last leaf,” adding that “third wave algorithms” that allegedly make more “human-like” decisions.”
One can only hope that “third wave” algorithms are nothing like “third wave” feminism, which has been nothing short of a disaster.
“There is enough info … kind of scary, really,” Hofstetter admitted.
Yes, it is indeed “scary,” especially as the government already weaponizes AI against its own people.
Clearly, ethical considerations are also a major concern of many individuals, as evidenced by rather sage comments online.
“A virtual platform that can replicate real-world conditions ‘down to the last leaf’ could also be used in ways that aren’t aligned with ethical or international norms. This is a pivotal moment in military technology, and it’s going to set a precedent for other countries. It’s not just about the arms race anymore; it’s an AI race, with ramifications we can’t yet fully grasp,” a sage individual mused within a longer, well-informed comment.
An AI race very well may be far more consequential than an arms race in the long run, especially considering the ways in which AI can currently be weaponized for dark political and military purposes.
Which is precisely why the technology has drawn the attention of myriad American foes.
Meanwhile, Vice President Kamala Harris, who apparently couldn’t handle being a “Border Czar,” has been summarily renamed the “AI Czar” … and her grasp of AI leaves much to be desired.
“I think the first part of this issue that should be articulated is AI is kind of a fancy thing … First of all, it’s two letters. It means artificial intelligence, but ultimately what it is, is it’s about machine learning,” Harris babbled at another ineffectual roundtable.
Well then. What masterful understanding of one of the most serious technological advancements to date.
With the Biden-Harris clown car running the show, a relentless AI race is quite terrifying indeed.
Author: Ofelia Thornton