AI can bring enormous changes in way we train and fight wars: IAF chief

The use of synthetic intelligence can bring enormous changes in the way wars are fought and the Indian Force has began taking a look at its functions in a variety of areas, together with coaching and menace monitoring, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria stated on Monday.

The chief of air workers stated his drive can be taking a look at utilizing synthetic intelligence (AI) in areas of knowledge and intelligence fusion, upkeep in addition to in its resolution assist system.

“These are huge areas of focus for our immediate future,” he stated at a FICCI seminar on use of AI for air warriors.

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria additionally urged the trade to work on growing numerous navy functions of AI.

“Smart technologies like AI have the potential to totally change the way we train and fight future wars. We are living through some interesting times,” he stated.

“It is the right time for all of us, the military operators, the industry, the think-tanks and all the AI specialists for creating next-generation AI enablers for air war,” the IAF chief stated.

He stated it was time to plant a “robust tree” for growth of AI in the nation.

At the identical time, he talked about that totally different nations with totally different menace perceptions would have totally different necessities and this might have advanced over a time period and expertise.

“We have already embarked on an AI journey and having gone through some of the important automation projects in the recent past, we have started testing AI and AI- based applications on some projects which are in different stages,” he added.

The air chief marshal elaborated that AI is being developed in a number of areas in the air area to accrue numerous and asymmetrical operations advantages.

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria added that at the moment AI has not matured to an extent the place utterly autonomous missions can be executed.

“However, there is a need to address some questions to this effect- whether algorithms can be trained to effectively execute mission planning behaviours in unpredictable scenarios; can machines be taught combat strategies; can sufficiently generalised representations be built to capture the richness of the planning problem itself across the threat matrix,” he stated.

“The answer to these questions will help us firm up our requirement specifications that will essentially be a starting document vis-a-vis the expected outcomes. If we tend to utilise AI heavily in combat aviation, we may need to redefine or even abandon certain traditional principles,” he added.

The defence ministry has been specializing in application of AI in the three providers.

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