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Military Continues to Design War Matrix with "Internet of Battlefield Things"

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These Internet of Things (IoT) technologies will give our enemies ever increasing capabilities that must be countered, but commercial developments do not address the unique challenges that the Army will face in using them. Virginia Tech's ECE explains the mission further: The project, entitled "Optimal Placement of Things in an Adversarial Internet of Battlefield Things," will focus how, when, and where to strategically deploy and operate a number of different smart devices in an integrated IoBT. These variables include heterogeneous sets of data sources, the rapidly shifting makeup of the battlefield environment, the wide-ranging capabilities of smart items, the need to account for human behavior on the battlefield, and the adversarial nature of the IoBT due to the possibility of malicious attacks. The Army Research Laboratory is taking a multi-discipline approach with side-by-side programs called "Distributed and Collaborative Intelligent Systems and Technology" and the aforementioned "Internet of Battlefield Things."


US General:Sentient killer war robots could turn on humans

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The US's second highest-ranking general warned that he does not'think it's reasonable to put robots in charge of whether we take a human life' (stock image) In June the Pentagon awarded an $11 million (£8.4 million) contract to build a'combined-arms squad' of human and robotic capabilities. Responding to questions from Senator Gary Peters at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday Selva warned against'unleash[ing] on humanity a set of robots that we don't know how to control'. Responding to questions from Senator Gary Peters at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday Selva (pictured) warned against'unleash[ing] on humanity a set of robots that we don't know how to control' Russia, for example, has also been working on ways to integrate combat robots into battle, including armed sentry drones. From unmanned trucks and aircraft, to'ghost fleets' of underwater drones, the military has in many ways turned its sights on autonomous technology to improve capabilities (stock image) 'At some point around 2025 or thereabouts, the US Army will actually have more combat robots than it will have human soldiers.'


How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Our Lives

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Talking from his home near Seattle, he explains how Artificial Intelligence (AI) may one day make going to the doctor a thing of the past; how a Master Algorithm could match Einstein's theory of relativity in its world-transformative power; and why replacing soldiers on the battlefield with robots might actually make warfare more humane. Give it a vast database of cancer patient records and it learns to diagnose and cure cancer. You need something like a grand unified theory of machine learning, like the grand unified theory of physics. Machine learning can potentially take in the cancer's genome, the patient's genome and medical history, predict which drug or combination of drugs to use or even design a new drug specifically for that cancer.


US Army is building a versatile, flying squirrel-like drone

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Right now, the US Army is working on a small, lightweight drone that can take on a number of tasks depending on what's needed in a given situation. It might just need to follow above you to kind of give you some scouting," Steve Nogar, a researcher working on the project, says in the video. Next up for the small drone is the ability to perch. Nogar and others are continuing to hone the drone's abilities at the US Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.


US military will have more combat robots than human soldiers by 2025

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These state-of-the art military units will consist of human soldiers and robots and are aimed at maximizing performance on future battlefields. Combat robots will rapidly become an inherent part of US fighting forces within the next 10-15 years, defense experts say. So we will see in the West combat robots outnumbering human soldiers," he explained. The statement added the next-generation system should bring "advanced capabilities in all domains to maximize squad performance in increasingly complex operational environments."


Expert: There will soon be more robo-soldiers than humans

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The Pentagon has awarded an $11 million contract to build a'combined-arms squad' of human and robotic capabilities. It comes as experts have increasingly warned that robotic weapons will soon play a much larger role in warfare than they already do, and could even overtake human presence on the battlefield in the next decade. The Pentagon has awarded an $11 million contract to build a'combined-arms squad' of human and robotic capabilities. Experts have increasingly warned that robotic weapons will soon play a much larger role in warfare than they already do, and could even overtake human presence on the battlefield in the next decade.


Smiling during victory could hurt future chances of cooperation

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In a winning scenario, smiling can decrease your odds of success against the same opponent in subsequent matches, according to new research presented by the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. People who smiled during victory increased the odds of their opponent acting aggressively to steal a pot of money rather than share it in future gameplay, according to a paper presented in May at the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems by USC ICT research assistant Rens Hoegen, USC ICT research programmer Giota Stratou and Jonathan Gratch, director of virtual humans research at USC ICT and a professor of computer science at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. In a similar study Gratch co-authored with ICT senior research associate Gale Lucas and colleagues in 2016, participants were shown to often misread honesty when negotiating with each other because reassuring cues like head movement, positive language and even smiling signal honesty, but actually more frequently represent dishonest action and behaviors. The Institute for Creative Technologies also works with agencies like the U.S. Army to use virtual humans in negotiation scenarios.


US military orders design of combined human-robot squads

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The news follows scientific predictions that the future warfare will see extensive use of robotic platforms powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and equipped with next-generation weapons systems. So we will see in the West combat robots outnumbering human soldiers," Basset explained. Scientific minds and progressive entrepreneurs, meanwhile, warn of an increasing danger of deploying autonomous robots whose AI will be capable of making decisions. "Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has reached a point where the deployment of [autonomous] systems is -- practically if not legally -- feasible within years, not decades, and the stakes are high: autonomous weapons have been described as the third revolution in warfare, after gunpowder and nuclear arms," Professor Stephen Hawking, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote in a letter presented at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Buenos Aries.


US Army to test self-driving trucks in Michigan

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The US army tested a convoy of autonomous vehicles on private roads in Fort Hood, Texas, (pictured) in 2014. Alex Kade, from the US Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Centre, said last year: 'Six radio transmitters will be set up along Interstate 69 to allow for groups of five vehicles to broadcast speed, distance, and traffic issues as directed over the frequency.' The vehicles are fitted with a GPS receiver so members of the US Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) can plan, and track the convoy's route on handheld computers (pictured) Mr Kade added: 'The advancement of driverless vehicles could help cut down on accidents and dangerous combat situations for soldiers, especially in places where bombs and improvised explosive devices could be hidden.' Five years ago the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Centre unveiled a self-driving tank-like vehicle driving off-road and crossing ditches.


10 Machine Learning Algorithms Explained to an 'Army Soldier'

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It include algorithms such as Linear Regression, Logistic Regression, Decision Tree, Random Forest etc. This includes Decision Trees, Random Forest. In this article, I've explained machine learning algorithms to a soldier in terms of war, battle, and strategy. Do you find watching battle, wars interesting?