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The war algorithm: The Pentagon’s bet on the future of war https://t.co/d0bKuHpeVn

The war algorithm: The Pentagon’s bet on the future of war https://t.co/d0bKuHpeVn

Thinking about robots and war often brings to mind HAL, the apparently well-meaning but ultimately destructive computer in 2001 , or the metallic creatures of death in the Terminator series. Today, however, the Pentagon wants to push the concept in a different direction. With advanced adversaries like Russia and China copying the smart weapons , stealth fighters , and networked electronics that were once an American monopoly , the Defense Department is urgently seeking a new technological edge. They think they’ve found a key part of it in AI, artificial intelligence. The Pentagon wants to develop software that can absorb more information from more sources than a human can, analyze it and either advise the human how to respond or — in high-speed situations like cyber warfare and missile defense — act on its own with careful limits. The War Algorithm Call it the War Algorith...

Full article: http://breakingdefense.com/2017/05/the-war-algorithm-the-...

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