Kalashnikov ‘Smart Turret’ Brings Skynet One Step Closer

In the video below, Kalashnikov demonstrates a gun turret that uses a “machine learning algorithm” to identify potential targets. “Then, understanding it is a potential target, the neural network can make a decision on how to act,” Deputy General Director for Marketing and Sales Vladimir Dmitriev asserted at the ARMY-2017 International Military-Technical Forum at Patriot Park, Moscow. In other words . . .

The system can ID and shoot targets without any human intervention. To be clear, “the turret can be operated remotely by a human or independently.” How great is that?


  1. avatar Norincojay says:

    Not great at all.

    1. avatar BLoving says:

      My first (of many) questions: where is the override switch? And why didn’t you put it BEHIND the shooty end?

    2. avatar Noamsaying says:

      Relax. What could possibly go wrong?

      1. avatar neiowa says:

        Powered by bootleg 8086. I just shoots EVERYTHING. End of mission.

    3. avatar McBell says:

      In Soviet Russia robot overlord slays you in the name of communism. At 1:34 there’s a picture of Vladimir Lenin on the guns LCD Display. Not good at all.

  2. avatar Kent Brockman says:

    I, for one, WELCOME our new mechanical overlords!

    1. avatar Adub says:

      This reporter might have been a bit hasty swearing allegiance to our new mechanical overlords. It’s still the best form of government we have. For now.

    2. avatar SpectralHunter says:

      Haha, beat me to it.

  3. avatar USMC Sgt. says:

    Russians have been know to oversell and under deliver for a while now!

    1. avatar matty 9 says:

      true story, probably doesn’t work

  4. avatar Geoff PR says:

    “Kalashnikov ‘Smart Turret’ Brings Skynet One Step Closer”

    I’m not as worried about ‘Skynet’, I’m more concerned with ‘ED-209’.

    “You have 15 seconds to comply.”

    (Poor Mr. Kinney…)

  5. avatar little horn says:

    but yet when our military debuted the laser GUIDED .50 cal round, that was fine? oh right because our government is our friend, the entire point in this site. not to mention our unmaned bombers, stealth bombers and helicopters. thats all fine, cuz we did it. yep im sure that wont be used against the US citizens if it came down to it. Nah.

    1. avatar L i Q U i D says:

      Fake news.

  6. avatar Kaban says:

    An order to move under covering fire from this thing? Sorry, sarge, but since me knows a thing or two about software development in Motherland, I’m shitting my pants right now.

  7. avatar AFGus says:

    Recently, Elon Musk made the statement that robots utilizing Artificial Intelligence was a catastrophe in the making for the Human Race. I believe that this is the type of thing that he was talking about. Just because something “can” be made, doesn’t mean it “should” be made.

    1. avatar JS says:

      Meh, Musk is a business genius but an idiot on 2a or other fundamental rights in America. He is far left and believes we should be controlled.

      1. avatar neiowa says:

        Musk is nothing more than a high dollar welfare pimp. And why is the US Govt giving handouts to naturalized citizen who apparently illegally retains multiple citzenships?

    2. avatar James Drouin says:

      Oh puuuuhleeeeze, Elon Musk is an ‘expert’ on milking subsidies and tax breaks, but nothing else.

  8. avatar rmcgannonlaw says:

    I sure hope someone is working on Warp drive so we can get a way from all of this when the time comes.

    1. avatar Jean Gonzales says:

      Zefram Cochrane won’t have it ready until 2063.

  9. avatar Wildroot says:

    Obviously a front offoce idea to cut manpower made by someone who never squeezed a trigger. It does circumvent that pesky ccw permit issue though. Can these be licensed as service robots for the impaired?

  10. avatar Hunter427 says:

    Resistence is futile, Government will be your God now,

  11. avatar Pencotron says:

    Give it legs and it’s ED-209

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