AI vs AI a Very Likely Scenario in Future Warfare: DoD Official

AI vs AI a Very Likely Scenario in Future Warfare: DoD Official

‘Adversaries are trying to get past our boundaries and our securities every day.’

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), in a statement, said that deploying an artificial intelligence (AI) technology to counter another artificial intelligence, is very much a likely scenario in future warfare.

Jude R Sunderbruch, Executive Director of the DoD Cyber Crime Center, while speaking at the Google Defense Forum said that the Defense Department is starting to use AI, but so are its adversaries.

“Adversaries are trying to get past our boundaries and our securities every day. They're moving at 'lightspeed.' They're on fiber optic networks. They're able to bounce from one virtual private server to another in an instant, so utilizing AI to try to get ahead of that is going to be essential," Sunderbruch said.

The statement from Sunderbruch comes at a time when different government and military units across the globe are testing AI technologies to improve their defensive and military capabilities.

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AI vs AI a Very Likely Scenario in Future Warfare: DoD Official

Last year, the DoD revised its AI strategy to confront significant threats encountered by US forces. Emphasizing the importance of AI, Kathleen Hicks, deputy secretary of defense, articulated the necessity for focus during the unveiling of the '2023 DOD Data, Analytics, and AI Adoption Strategy' on November 2.

The DoD published its first DoD AI Strategy in 2018 and revised it in 2020.

“The 2023 strategy orients the department’s data, analytics, and AI adoption activities towards an ‘AI Hierarchy of Needs’, with quality data as its foundation, and a focus on speed, agility, learning, and responsibility,” DoD said in a statement back then.

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