Military experts warn that Pentagon leaders may be buying too much into artificial intelligence (AI) hype

June 8, 2021
Teaser (150 characters or less): The Pentagon no longer is viewing AI in narrow, project-specific terms; it’s going all-in on AI as a method to revolutionize the way we fight wars.

WASHINGTON – A pair of military experts recently penned an article with a simple warning to the Pentagon: winter is coming. In this case, said winter is an artificial intelligence (AI) winter, and said AI winter is an artificial AI winter. TNW News reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

8 June 2021 -- The authors of the article are Marc Losito and John Anderson, who believe that the U.S. military leaders are guilty of believing too much hype when it comes to AI.

The big idea here is that the Pentagon always has invested in military technology research and development. These experts aren’t asking the government to stop, they’re warning the government against treating AI like any other technology.

The writers warn that the U.S. has been here before when it comes to AI. After World War II, for example, U.S. military leaders were pretty high on the idea of replacing soldiers with machines that could fight for themselves. The calculus, however, has changed. The Pentagon is no longer viewing AI in narrow, project-specific terms. it is going all-in on AI as a method to revolutionize the way we fight wars.

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John Keller, chief editor
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