The power of data and the future of warfare

Posted: September 18, 2015 An F-15E Strike Eagle from the 391st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron flies over Afghanistan. A deeper look at data from areas where Islamic State fighters are active showed that air strikes by different nations resulted in far different reactions by ISIS on the ground.Photo by: U.S. Air Force Assistant professor Paulo Shakarian, who directs the Cyber-Socio Intelligent Systems Lab in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU, created an artificial intelligence algorithm that learned how to predict what ISIS forces will do in different situations.Photo by: Jessica Hochreiter/ASI An elder tribesman in eastern Afghanistan was amazed by the precision of American drone strikes. He had seen attacks hit exactly where insurgents were sleeping. A room exploded and they were no longer there. He told a…


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