US military enlists robotics to help on battlefield

©Dreamstime The US military intends to use artificial intelligence and advanced robotics to help humans make better decisions, according to the second-in-command at the Pentagon, but robots will not fight wars on their own. Robert Work, deputy secretary of defence, said the Pentagon was not trying to use a new wave of technological advances to create “Terminator” style robot-soldiers but was looking to forge a collaboration between machines and humans that would allow quicker decision-making on the battlefield. More On this topic IN US Politics & Policy “We will use artificial intelligence in the sense that it makes human decisions better,” said Mr Work, in an interview with a group of reporters. “Human-machine collaboration will give humans better information upon which to help make decisions.” The Pentagon’s multi-billion-dollar investments in…


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