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Here's another dedicated thread that makes the dedicated mega-threads seem redundant on this new forum software.
The long-awaited AI arms race, talked about extensively in the 2010s!

Artificial intelligence arms race
A military artificial intelligence arms race is a competition or arms race between two or more states to have their military forces equipped with the best artificial intelligence (AI). Since the mid-2010s many analysts have noted the emergence of such a global arms race, the AI Arms Race, between great powers for better military AI, coinciding with and being driven by the increasing geopolitical and military tensions of the Second Cold War
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A BAE Systems Corax lethal autonomous weapon

The Pentagon Just Launched a New AI Initiative to Transform Global Warfare
In other words, the AI arms race is finally here
Imagine a nuclear arms race with few-to-no casualties and almost no threat of human extinction. Now replace nukes with unconscionable volumes of real-time data. Welcome to the future of global warfare.

The Pentagon just launched a new artificial intelligence (AI) initiative designed to enhance the curation process of massive amounts of tactical data, according to an announcement from Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks, in an initial report from National Defense.

In other words, the AI arms race is finally here.

AI will streamline the Pentagon's global command infrastructures
The new campaign, which is called the DoD AI and Data Acceleration initiative (ADA), is designed to move novel data and AI-linked concepts like joint all-domain command and control, also called JAD2, said Hicks in the report. "The ADA initiative will generate foundational capabilities through a series of implementation experiments or exercises, each one purposely building understanding through successive and incremental learning," she explained during the AI Symposium.
This feeds in well into the Sino-American Cold War thread
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Germany warns: AI arms race already underway
The world is entering a new era of warfare, with artificial intelligence taking center stage. AI is making militaries faster, smarter and more efficient. But if left unchecked, it threatens to destabilize the world.
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'Loitering munitions' with a high degree of autonomy are already seeing action in conflict
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And now we get an unexpected incursion from the world of VR of all places. Palmer Luckey, the father of modern VR, is now going full Robo-Cop

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The Pentagon Is Experimenting With Using Artificial Intelligence To "See Days In Advance"
by Brett Tingley
July 30, 2021

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4 ... in-advance

Introduction:
[(The Drive) U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) recently conducted a series of tests known as the Global Information Dominance Experiments, or GIDE, which combined global sensor networks, artificial intelligence (AI) systems, and cloud computing resources in an attempt to "achieve information dominance" and "decision-making superiority." According to NORTHCOM leadership, the AI and machine learning tools tested in the experiments could someday offer the Pentagon a robust “ability to see days in advance," meaning it could predict the future with some reliability based on evaluating patterns, anomalies, and trends in massive data sets. While the concept sounds like something out of Minority Report, the commander of NORTHCOM says this capability is already enabled by tools readily available to the Pentagon.

General Glen VanHerck, Commander of NORTHCOM and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), told reporters at the Pentagon this week that this was the third test of GIDE, conducted in conjunction with all 11 combatant commands “collaborating in the same information space using the same exact capabilities.” The experiment largely centered around contested logistics and information advantage, two cornerstones of the new warfighting paradigm recently proposed by the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. A full transcript of VanHerck's press briefing is available online.

VanHerck told reporters that this AI-enabled decision making could actually allow for a type of proactive forecasting that sounds truly like the stuff of science fiction:
  • The machine learning and the artificial intelligence can detect changes [and] we can set parameters where it will trip an alert to give you the awareness to go take another sensor such as GEOINT on-satellite capability to take a closer look at what might be ongoing in a specific location.

caltrek's comment: What I find disturbing about this touched is upon in articles cited earlier. That is to say, it seems like it is becoming increasingly a matter of a highly complicated chess being played between incredibly sophisticated AI dominated systems. I can't see how humans can keep up, or even fully appreciate their own loss of control.

I remember discussions of the Cuban missile crisis. Years later, elites on both sides compared notes. It was like "if you had done that other thing you were thinking of, we would have done this...and that would have resulted in a full scale nuclear war." In a sense, the mutually escalating steps could be seen as being "logical" - yet the end result could have been catastrophic. Something needs to be hard wired into the loop that has as the biggest goal avoiding conflict and escalation.

Of course the problem with the approach I advocate is that the hard liners may dismiss it as "pacifist" and "unrealistic" - as if mutual annihilation were somehow more "logical'.
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