The army is getting ready to bring up AI-enabled weapons and technology. Arming forward-positioned robots to penetrate enemy defenses and receiving organized weather-specific terrain mapping from nearby drones, streamlining multiple targeting sensors to destroy long-range targets are some of its key features.
“We are developing an AI stack regarding how we pull together the sensors, computing layer and analytics to manage the data,” Col. Doug Matty, Army AI Task Force Deputy Director, told Warrior in an interview. AI task force was established by the secretary of the Army in October 2018to advance in the field of warfare with the help of technology. In 2017, an essay was published in the Hague Center for International Studies regarding the operations and impact of AI. “AI systems could provide probabilistic forecasts of enemy behavior, anticipate and flag bottlenecks or vulnerabilities in supply lines before they occur, and suggest mitigation strategies; draw on data (e.g. weather conditions collected by drones), to examine factors affecting operations and assess the viability of different mission approaches,” the essay, called “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Defense,” states.
The army is trying to integrate key collection sensors that will be able to watch system health, engine rotations and notify commanders in case of malfunction. This was done with the help of IBMs Watson computer; AI task force is currently working on Black Hawk helicopters.
“How can information be analyzed to understand maintenance status? This includes developing new algorithms and interfaces for maintenance and mechanics to address supply chain and logistics challenges and take advantage of recently-available data assets,” Matty said. Even though this has become a great leap in the field of weapons, there are still problems that need to be faced. These computers-based algorithms are capable of analyzing data perform functions better than any human could do but these techs know nothing of ethics and values which has become a hindrance.
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