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U.S. Army Chief Wants Robots and Artificial Intelligence Forces to Play a Bigger Role on the Battlefield

Damien Sharkov
U.S. Army Chief Wants Robots and Artificial Intelligence Forces to Play a Bigger Role on the Battlefield

The United States military must embrace artificial intelligence, robotics and other emerging technologies soon to maintain its edge on the battlefield, because other nations are already doing so, the army’s chief of staff has said. "Whether we like it or not, artificial intelligence is coming," General Mark Milley said on Wednesday, speaking at an Association of the United States Army's Institute of Land Warfare event, armed forces news site Military reported. Milley did not give a detailed plan for how to incorporate the futuristic technology in army vehicles but estimated that in 10-15 years’ time, troops will have the support of enhanced kit on the ground and in the skies.