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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 9:39 p.m. PST

….Tanks? Maybe Soon

"(Washington D.C.) What happens if Russia or China builds a new secret tank or heavy armored vehicle that even the most advanced U.S. databases are not able to recognize? What if a weapon attacks U.S. forces that is simply not in any known threat library? Does the U.S. military have any recourse with which to make a fast, informed, combat-sensitive decision? What kind of munition should be used to counterattack? What kind of ammunition does the new threat fire? What is its range and scope? Are there AI-enabled computer programs now equipped to confront some of these challenges likely to present problems for U.S. commanders operating long-range sensors?

The answer is: maybe. If not now, not too far away, according to Army drone and robotics requirements writers now tracking threats and technical trends in autonomy and Artificial Intelligence (AI)…"
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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 10:07 p.m. PST

Anything NOT listed as friendly should be fair game, and a target in a war zone.

Legion 418 Oct 2020 8:52 a.m. PST

I'd go with that …

Andy ONeill18 Oct 2020 9:52 a.m. PST

I've got a lot less faith in AI.

If you make anything not identified enemy then i'd be a bit concerned how reliably the ai will identify things.
How well does it cope with obscuration, camouflage or baggage?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2020 3:12 p.m. PST



Zephyr118 Oct 2020 9:28 p.m. PST

"How well does it cope with obscuration, camouflage or baggage?"

You can make all kinds of shapes/silhouettes with plywood & 2x4's… ;-)

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa19 Oct 2020 4:14 a.m. PST

That's why you'd use some kind of multispectral system for detection.

The big thing in this case will probably be preventing the AI system from attempting to waste every AFV-looking thing in the vicinity – friend, foe or civilian.

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