Experts say military could treat artificial intelligence (AI) in the say they treat any intelligence

Oct. 14, 2020
The dogfighting victory of an AI agent, or the use of AI to defeat salvos of incoming missiles suggest AI will profoundly affect military operations.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. military is rolling out artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled projects like the Air Force’s Airborne Battle Management System or the Army’s Project Convergence. Breaking Defense reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

14 Oct. 2020 -- The novelty of these demonstrations and the effort required to pull them off suggest that unlike Silicon Valley, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is struggling to incorporate AI into its combat systems, aircraft, ships, and other equipment.

DOD promulgated an Artificial Intelligence Strategy, established the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, and the services all stood up their own AI offices, so we know they’re trying hard.

The problem is these initiatives treat AI as a tool rather than a method for using a tool. The model of AI as technique suggests a new way to think about its use by the military. Warfighters should treat AI as just another form of military intelligence. Officers don’t need to be experts in biology to lead a division or squad; they need to understand their subordinates’ knowledge, motivations, and strengths or limitations.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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