Pentagon wants to go all-in on automation

Defense Pentagon wants to go all-in on automation By Sean Lyngaas Dec 14, 2015 Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work called for incorporating more automation into warfighting technology. Warfare is rapidly moving in the direction of automation, and the United States has some work to do to stay ahead of its adversaries, according to Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work. Automation figures into each of the five pillars of the Pentagon’s “third offset strategy” to shore up the United States’ technological edge over adversaries, Work said in a Dec. 14 speech. Those five pillars are machine learning; human-machine collaboration; assisted human operations, in which automation reduces the need for manpower; the full integration of humans and drones in combat; and semi-autonomous weapons that can fend off cyberattacks. “You cannot have a human…

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