Category Robots In War

Are We Ready For The ‘Burn-In’ And The Real Robotic Revolution? 

Are We Ready for the ‘Burn-In’ and the Real Robotic Revolution? | RealClearDefense · by Michael D. Brasseur Peter W. Singer and August Cole have just released their latest book, “Burn-in: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution.” Singer and Cole describe their work as “useful fiction” as they, through a thrilling, yet plausible story in the […]

Sci-Fi Eye: Natural Selection On The Unmanned Battlefield

Sci-Fi Eye: Natural selection on the unmanned battlefield 12th May 2020 8:00 am Forget the “Terminator scenario”. The future of AI based warfare could be far weirder than that writes Gareth L Powell Two articles in last month’s issue caught my eye. The first was about the Royal Navy’s decision to test extra-large autonomous submarines […]

Book Review: The Dragons And The Snakes, By David Kilcullen

Excerpts: The snakes have learned to adapt their warfare and their systems to put the West on the back foot. Add to this the rapid development of the internet, wi-fi, mobile phones and social media, and you have warfare in which a small mortar team with a smartphone can use GPS to give their location […]

Line Between Warrior And Machine Blurs As China And U.S. Military Use Artificial Intelligence

Excerpts: Mr. Lieber and his partners were working on exactly this type of technology and received substantial funding from the Department of Defense and many of its agencies. Mr. Lieber and his colleagues were awarded a number of patents, but the most important one appears to be a 2015 patent award called “Systems and Methods […]

No, Elon Musk: The Era Of The Manned Fighter Jet Won’t Be Over Anytime Soon

No, Elon Musk: The Era Of The Manned Fighter Jet Won’t Be Over Anytime Soon Forbes · by Dave Deptula · March 2, 2020 Elon Musk at AFA 2.28.20 Mike Tsukamoto, Air Force MagazineElon Musk is a proven innovator and entrepreneur. He knows how to grab a headline, too. This Friday he proclaimed the death of manned fighter […]

Russian Military Science Promotes Innovation In Future Warfare

Russian Military Science Promotes Innovation in Future Warfare Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 17 Issue: 27 By: Roger McDermott February 26, 2020 06:12 PM Age: 3 mins (Source: C4ISR) Russian military science contributes in many ways to planning concerning a range of defense and military issues. The political-military leadership attaches primary importance to efforts to research and […]

China’s Swarms Of Rocket Drones Could Be A Big Problem For The U.S. Military

China has a history of overwhelming its enemies with sheer numbers of troops. Now, China may have a modern iteration on that tactic: swarms of tiny rocket-armed helicopter drones that will swamp enemy forces like angry bees. “China’s domestically developed helicopter drones carrying proximity explosive mortar shells, grenade launchers and machine guns can now form […]

‘Cry Havoc, And Let Slip The Drones Of War’; By The End Of The Decade, Will We See An ‘Aircraft Carrier’ At The Edge Of Space, That Will Open Its Bay Doors — As In The Movie Independence Day, And Unleash The Drones Of Hell?

Scientists Are Building Artifical Intelligence To Control Swarms Of 250 Drones Using Data From How People Play Video Games Like StarCraft And Company Of Heroes   By The End Of The Decade, Will We See An ‘Aircraft Carrier’ At The Edge Of Space, That Will Open Its Bay Doors — As In The Movie Independence […]

Esper Prepares To Roll Out Transformational Pentagon Budget That Emphasizes High-Tech Future Warfare

Esper prepares to roll out transformational Pentagon budget that emphasizes high-tech future warfare Washington Examiner · by Jamie McIntyre · February 7, 2020 MAJOR CHANGES: Defense Secretary Mark Esper is promising the $740 billion Pentagon budget he will unveil next week will be the beginning of “whole wave of change” that will shed low priority programs, and instead invest heavily in […]

Inside SOCOM’s Effort To Build A ‘Hyper-Enabled Operator’ Who Can Outsmart The Enemy At Every Turn

Inside SOCOM’s effort to build a ‘hyper-enabled operator’ who can outsmart the enemy at every turn · December 19, 2019 hyper enabled operator Jared Keller December 19, 2019 at 11:06 AM Military Tech SOFWERX hosted a Cyber Capability Expo at their newest facility in Tampa, Fla., Oct. 19, 2017. (U.S. Air Force/Master Sgt. Barry Loo) […]