SAF looks to artificial intelligence to gain punch

SINGAPORE — Beyond unmanned systems and robotics, the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) is exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to combat future threats — a move that will “radically change the way that the Singapore Armed Forces fight, using less manpower and still delivering the same or even more combat power”, in the words of the ministry’s Permanent Secretary (Defence Development) Ng Chee Khern. For example, Mindef is exploring how to integrate AI-infused autonomous unmanned systems with those that are manned by its soldiers. “The SAF is expected to face a reduction in the number of national servicemen, given Singapore’s low birth rate,” 
Mr Ng said. “As a result, we have to leverage even more on technology to tackle these challenges. The next generation of the SAF must be…

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