A warning to DoD: Russia advances quicker than expected on AI, battlefield tech – The Russian government is using artificial intelligence to analyze changing geopolitical events using data from previous global armed conflicts, the report found.

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As a programmer who has done some machine learning work: lol. No fucking way is this useful. Just more military industrial grift. Edit: this is basically the plot to Asmov’s book foundation: predicting political / historical events using math. It’s not plausible in that far future and is absurd today.


He who knows only that past is doomed to repeat it. An AI – whatever that means – taught to think in terms of Austerlitz or the Battle of Jutland will do just that. This sounds like a budget grab to me: just like the 1960s “missile gap”, when They were supposed to be able to annihilate Us six times over to our five times impact on Them.


“Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind. It comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict. Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.” – Putin, 2017 …and, we’re all way behind China


I’m generally not a doomer but, i feel like this is going to end badly. I just hope im insulated enough or close to dieing from old age before it really goes off.


Sigh… Will shoddy journalists please stop replacing the words “smart algorithm’s” with the words “AI”? I also wrote an algorithm once in a starcraft custom map. Know what it did? It triggered a unit to display a picture of Jim Raynor saying some shit to my 11 year old voice. Algorithms are dumb. AI as people so readily bandy about isn’t here yet.