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US Army plans to bring human-AI alternation to the battlefield

Killer robots may remain a dystopian vision of the future for now, but addition aggressive deployment of AI could be sooner to arrive on the battlefield.

Known as the Aided Threat Recognition from Mobile Cooperative and Free Sensors (ATR-MCAS), the system is being developed by the US Army to transform how the aggressive plans and conducts operations.

It’s comprised of a arrangement of air and ground cartage able with sensors that analyze abeyant threats and apart notify soldiers. The advice calm would then be analysed by an AI-enabled accommodation abutment agent that can acclaim responses — such as which threats to prioritize.

The system was developed by the Army‘s Artificial Intelligence Task Force (AITF), which was activated last year to advance the Army’s access with the broader AI community.

“ATR-MCAS is altered than absolute free system efforts because it is not bound to specific-use cases,” Lieutenant Colonel Chris Lowrance, the AITF’s Free Systems Lead, explained in a statement.

“It can be used to accomplish assay missions across the area of operations, or advance a fixed position while assuming area aegis surveillance missions.”

The system could also be used for route reconnaissance, screening missions, analysis of high-value targets. The Army‘s press release claims that this adjustable design “increases soldier accident and survivability”.

Robot wars of the future

ATR-MCAS charcoal some way away from operational deployment, however. Currently, the Army is still training the algorithms on test data to help them better analyze and allocate objects.

Lowrence told Fedscoop that he ultimately envisions the system acting as a “teammate” to soldiers that helps reduce their “cognitive load”.

His accent evokes the abstraction of aggrandized intelligence, which can offer a more human-centered vision of AI deployments. It may also somewhat allay apropos that such technology could be deployed in killer robots, a anticipation that is alluring a growing range of opponents.

Last week, Democratic presidential applicant Andrew Yang added his name to the list, when he called for a ban on lethal free weapons.

Published February 4, 2020 — 18:35 UTC

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