US soldiers ‘see through walls’ with breakthrough AI goggles

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US Army soldiers have been given new goggles so realistic they can see through walls, according to reports.

The devices will help troops see through the walls of combat vehicles and give them heightened awareness.

The Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) goggles will be used by close-combat forces.

It is hoped tens of thousands of them can be handed out.

They also help soldiers see in the dark, check around corners and project digital maps and other date onto lenses.

According to PopularMechanics, the access feed from the "omnidirectional cameras mounts on the outside of armoured vehicles" will allow them to "see" through the walls of a car.

On Sunday, it was revealed that the US military could be deploying AI killer robots in four years.

Google's ex-chief, Eric Schmidt, said Asian superpowers cannot be stopped from developing autonomous killing machines.

He said that “machines that have the power and the discretion to take human lives are politically unacceptable, are morally repugnant, and should be banned by international law".

Professor Noel Sharkey, a spokesman for the Campaign To Stop Killer Robots, branded the report “shocking and frightening” as it “could lead to the proliferation of AI weapons-making decisions about who to kill".

He told the BBC: “The most senior AI scientists on the planet have warned them about the consequences, and yet they continue. This will lead to grave violations of international law.”

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