Army eyes artificial intelligence (AI) to enable armored vehicles to attack several targets in seconds

July 21, 2020
Advanced computer algorithms could organize, and compare pools of sensor data in seconds to perform near real-time analytics.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Army leaders want future armored vehicles to make decisions instantly about terrain navigation, identifying targets, and incoming enemy fire. Kris Osborn of Warrior Maven reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

21 July 2020 -- In fact, the military wants this to happen in a matter of seconds and all without every nuance of control by humans. It is a known and often discussed concept, rapidly gaining traction as new technologies continue to emerge at rocket speed.

The kinds of initiatives are now taking on a newer, more advanced character as artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled sensors, computers and targeting systems increasingly process and organize information more quickly, enabling ever-advancing measures of autonomy.

Commercial applications of autonomy, such as those for driverless cars, have been advancing for quite some time, however Army developers have been taking on something quite different. Combat vehicles need autonomy not just for linear navigation but rather for an integrated series of complex, fast-changing variables such as incoming attacks, rocky terrain, air integration, and means to optimize methods of attack.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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