Artificial intelligence, or AI, has created a lot of buzz, and rightfully so. Anyone remember Skynet? If so drop a comment. Ok, back to our regular programming. Military AI is no different. From self-driving vehicles to drone swarms, military AI will be used to increase the speed of operations and combat effectiveness. Let’s look at the future of military AI — including some ethical implications.


Military AI Has Been Evolving

Military AI is a topic that’s been around for a while. Those who know anything about military AI know that it has been around for years, just not talked about for reasons you can imagine. And it has been evolving.

These days Military AI has been helping with complex tasks such as target analysis and surveillance in combat.

Another great use for military AI in the future is to have it work with combat warfighters. AI could possibly be used for a tactical advantage because it would be able to predict an enemy’s next move before it happens. However, a good question to ask ourselves is, can China’s AI outperform ours? Based on recent hacks by China on U.S. infrastructure this seems like a concern we should take very seriously.


What Is MilSpec AI?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is any machine or computer-generated intelligence that is intended to emulate the natural intelligence of humans. AI is generated by machines, but its avenues of application are limitless, and it’s no surprise that the military has taken an interest in this technology.

AI can be used to identify targets on the battlefield. Instead of relying on human intelligence, drones will be able to scan the battlefield and identify targets on their own.