The first of its kind: a self-driving military submarine set to spark a militarised artificial intelligence …

Posted by Nicholas Ismail on 8 August 2016 The race to implement AI into military operations means it is a question of when, not if, artificial intelligence begins to dominate military campaigns The ‘Sea Hunter’ is the the world’s first unmanned ship. Last week the 40 metre long vessel completed its first run of testing, and “surpassed all performance objectives” representatives from Leidos, the company developing the Sea Hunter, said in a statement. >See also: Playing the imitation game: how Turing’s lessons can apply to cybersecurity According to DARPA (the defence advanced research projects agency) – the branch of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for developing new military technologies – because of the ship’s performance, it should be ready to join the US Navy as soon as 2018. When the…


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