Tech & Science China has 'stolen a march' on AI warfare

07:30  27 november  2019
07:30  27 november  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

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The United States has taken its 'eye off the ball' when it comes to the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence warfare, according freelance writer and former army officer Catherine McGregor.

Armies are increasingly incorporating AI into warfare, with The Australian reporting this week the Australian Defence Force is looking to develop hi-tech soldiers and weaponised ­robots.

The ADF is reportedly developing autonomous hardware in armoured vehicles and enhanced drone technology for soldiers in the field.

Ms McGregor has told Sky News China has invested heavily in AI technology, with President Xi Jinping has called for the country to become a world leader in AI by 2030.

"China has stolen a march on the US because the US has had its eye off the ball," she said.

"The US is never to be underestimated but a lot of its legacy defence systems, these highly expensive platforms, aircraft carriers, stealth bombers and so on, are going to become very vulnerable to AI".

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