AI Helps Soldiers Learn Faster in Combat


[H]F Junkie
Apr 25, 2001
The U.S. Army Research Lab has developed new AI tools that help soldiers learn faster while in combat. This AI runs on low power devices and helps the soldier put together little clues that they might normally miss or take too long to figure out. According to the lab they've been able to increase training speed by up to 13 times faster than traditional methods. When you consider what that really means to planning or reaction times it's easy to see how this could save lives and equipment in battle. What a great use of AI.

At the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, scientists are improving the rate of learning even with limited resources. It's possible to help Soldiers decipher hints of information faster and more quickly deploy solutions, such as recognizing threats like a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device, or potential danger zones from aerial war zone images.
Always finding better & more efficient ways of killing each other.

Oh, and don't kill each other, or we'll kill you.
Next step, build the AI into the soldiers...then of course eventually replace the soldiers with AI run robots...sounds like military tech is advancing as expected. Better hope the AI's don't revolt and join the other side.
Interesting that they are using FPGAs for this. When I was up there, they were just getting into using more FPGAs.
First we're dumbing down our youth with easy access to the internet which enables a lack of troubleshooting, critical thinking and deduction skills.

With this kind of development, those serving could be next?

I'm 100% for technology improving any aspect of a person's life, job or in this case - combat/scouting capabilities, but it needs to be a tool in the arsenal and not something that encourages dependence or ignoring common sense.

I would also worry that this technology could easily be fed misleading data that a person may clearly see as fake.
So much like 'laws of robotics' unless it's also programmed to recognize these situations, if an operator blindly trusts the results, it could be bad.

Definitely an interesting time to be alive with the advent of AI.
Hopefully we (humanity) build, train and deploy responsibly so those killer robots Kyle is always warning us about don't actually happen. :D
Ok... Now we just need some jerkoff to make a virus that's spread through dollar bills and we can have The Division IRL.