Chinese military AI in focus as lawmaker sounds alarm on threat from rifle-wielding 'robot-dogs'

AI robot dogs with rifles are China's latest threat, says a Republican congressman. Military Times revealed photos of dog-like robots with guns during collective training in Cambodia from a Chinese official media film.  

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Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., told Fox News Digital that powerful AI is the Next Economic and Military Frontier for the U.S. and China. A game-changing danger was one of 18 revisions he suggested and was passed in the House NDAA.   

"If we don’t pay attention to what other countries around the world are doing on the AI front, we risk losing our standing on the global stage and position as the world’s preeminent fighting force," said he.  

Delayed Pentagon response. In May, The Warzone revealed that MARSOC deploys two such robotic quadrupeds for perimeter security in unnamed places.  

The U.S. has tried robotic canines, but Buchanan worries about China equipping and showing them. "[This] should make everyone take notice and ensure our military is staying one step ahead of them at every turn," wrote.  

It surprised Buchanan when the Democratic-led Senate removed the term from its final compromise proposal.   

For national security, "common-sense" reporting should not be contentious. Our change is popular. No congressman on either side opposed it, he said, proving everything.  

"The FY25 NDAA continues to make investments in innovative emerging technologies, like AI, to ensure that our military remains the most capable and lethal force in the world."  

For national security, "common-sense" reporting should not be contentious. Our change is popular. No congressman on either side opposed it, he said, proving everything.  

"The FY25 NDAA continues to make investments in innovative emerging technologies, like AI, to ensure that our military remains the most capable and lethal force in the world."  

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