Monday, June 15, 2015

U.S. Navy Wants Artifical Intelligence Systems To Wage War

The X-47B on the deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 10, 2013. US Navy Photo

USNI: Navy to Accelerate Artificial Intelligence Development for Warfighting, Support Roles

The Navy wants to integrate robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) into more of its workload, from warfighting missions to non-combat support roles, and is seeking fleet input on what types of AI research are worth investing in.

The service already has, in varying stages of completion, its Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) in the air, a Large Diameter Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (LDUUV) under the sea and the Swarmboat unmanned vehicle on the surface. The warfighting value for these platforms is clear, the service said.

“Traditionally in the Department of the Navy the focus is on the warfighting mission, and rightfully so, but maybe not so much on the support side,” Bob Kozloski, deputy director of Task Force Innovation and deputy chief of the Office of Strategy and Innovation, told USNI News on Wednesday.

“So how does artificial intelligence and robotics fit into some of the operational support functions or even management?”

WNU Editor: Others are predicting doom and gloom from this development .... Killer robots 'would leave humanity defenceless' (Wired).

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