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Artificial Intelligence

SWJ Book Review – Burn-In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution ZFTWARNING Fri, 07/03/2020 - 12:06am
Review of P.W. Singer and August Cole's "Burn-In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution."
“The Virtual Sixth Sense” - Transforming Soldier Lethality through Artificial Intelligence & Augmented Reality SWJED Mon, 05/27/2019 - 8:03pm
This article introduces advanced artificial intelligence concepts as force multipliers to transform lethality of the individual warfighter and small close-combat units. Specifically, we present a theory called the "Virtual Sixth Sense" whereby intelligent machines extend the human warfighter's senses and knowledge and fuse these capabilities with Augmented Reality to achieve and maintain tactical overmatch.
An Emerging Capability: Military Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning SWJED Sun, 02/10/2019 - 12:58am
Military planning is become increasingly complex with the inclusion of advanced technologies, unmanned and autonomous systems, the cyber domain, new, emerging, and unknown threats, and the mercurial nature of the battlefield. AI and machine learning can help streamline military planning along several dimensions.
Towards Post-Strategy? The Hard Intervention of Artificial Intelligence on Military Thought SWJED Fri, 12/28/2018 - 6:08pm
This essay considers the influence of artificial intelligence (AI) on the future of strategic thought. Specifically, it assesses the prospects of a new ‘post-strategy’ era dominated by AI and new technologies.

Autonomous Systems and Artificial Intelligence: The Human Dimension

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 6:40am
A/AI technologies, both present and future, offer great potential to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of U.S. Army teams. These systems can take on the dull, dirty, and dangerous tasks so that Soldiers can be safer and focus on those tasks that humans must do. As the Army continues to develop such technologies, it must remember that the A/AI is not an end in itself, but rather an aid to allow the Soldier to be more combat effective while remaining ethical in the use of force.

About the Author(s)

A Primer on Artificial Intelligence for Military Leaders SWJED Wed, 08/22/2018 - 7:52am
This work is the result of the authors’ numerous engagements with senior leaders explaining what Artificial Intelligence is, what it is not, and why there is such hype currently surrounding it for military applications. The lead author is currently leading the effort for the DoD CIO in standing up DoD’s Joint AI Center.
Plutocratic Insurgency Note No. 7: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Pricing Software - Profit Optimization Beyond ‘The Invisible Hand’ SWJED Sun, 01/07/2018 - 6:57pm

Artificial intelligence algorithms built into business applications software is increasingly changing how multinational corporations interface with their customer base.

Plutocratic Insurgency Note No. 3: No Shoring: Job Obsolescence Via Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics SWJED Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:27am

The increased ‘thinning’ of the middle class will mean that those born into the lower class will increasingly have fewer and fewer opportunities to leave it.