Pentagon: US Should Embrace Artificial Intelligence or Repeat Past Mistakes

A new study released by the Defense Science Board on autonomy has found that if the U.S. does not learn from past mistakes in cyber and electronic warfare, it could make the same with artificial intelligence technology. The 121-page study, Autonomy [PDF], found that while the Department of Defense (DoD) is already embracing the value of autonomous capabilities it had yet to familiarize its enterprise processes to effectively support the rapid and widespread adoption warranted by the potential benefits, in addition to the potential threats autonomy could play in the hands of enemies. The study stated that: Autonomy will deliver substantial operational value – in multiple dimensions – across an increasingly broad spectrum of DoD missions, but the DoD must move more rapidly to realize this value. It further added that…


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