Military

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An unpiloted drone flies over fields and mountains
Military

U.S. Plans to Expand Drone Fleet: The Pentagon has a $1.8 billion AI budget for 2024.

The United States military aims to field a multitude of autonomous vehicles.
Bengio, Too, Anxious About AI Risks: AI godfather Yoshua Bengio expresses his AI doubts.
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Bengio, Too, Anxious About AI Risks: AI godfather Yoshua Bengio expresses his AI doubts.

Another prominent AI pioneer expressed regret over his life’s work amid rising concerns over the technology’s risks.
Battlefield Chat: A military chatbot can create battle plans.
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Battlefield Chat: A military chatbot can create battle plans.

Large language models may soon help military analysts and commanders make decisions on the battlefield.
Drone with thermal night vision camera view of soldiers walking on a field
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New Rules for Military AI: China, U.S., and other nations want limits on military AI.

Nations tentatively agreed to limit their use of autonomous weapons. Representatives of 60 countries endorsed a nonbinding resolution that calls for responsible development, deployment, and use of military AI. Parties to the agreement include China and the United states but not Russia.
Footage of Chinese naval ship The Zhuhaiyun
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Autonomous Drone Carrier: Meet Zhuhaiyun, the Chinese Navy's new autonomous ship.

A Chinese naval ship navigates autonomously and controls a swarm of onboard drones. The Zhuhaiyun, billed as the first autonomous drone carrier, officially entered service after 12 hours of trials on open water, the South China Morning Post reported.
Computer vision model detecting grain-storage facilities in an aerial photo
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Ukraine's Lost Harvest Quantified: AI Analysis Shows Ukraine War Grain Farming Impacts

Neural networks are helping humanitarian observers measure the extent of war damage to Ukraine’s grain crop. Analysts from the Yale School of Public Health and Oak Ridge National Laboratory built a computer vision model that detects grain-storage facilities in aerial photos.
Person with a sad face in front of an abandoned Chip's Candies factory
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No More GPUs: Confronting the Fear of a Global Chip Shortage

Advanced AI requires advanced hardware. What if the global supply of high-end AI chips dries up? Most of the world’s advanced AI processors are manufactured in Taiwan, where tension with mainland China is rising.
Shot of Computer Processor Production Line at Advanced Semiconductor Foundry in Bright Environment
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AI Chips Spark International Tension: U.S. Blocks AI Chip Sales to China

New U.S. restrictions on chip sales aim to hamper China’s AI efforts. The U.S. government published sweeping limits on sales of processors that involve U.S. designs and technology to Chinese businesses. U.S. officials stated that the restrictions are meant to prevent China from militarizing AI.
Gif shows closeup images of graphics processing units from Nvidia and AMD.
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The Geopolitics of GPUs: US Bans Nvidia and AMD Chip Sales to China

The ban impacts Nvidia's A100 and H100 chips, and AMD's MI250.
Computer vision recognizing soldiers in a battle fi
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AI War Chest Grows: NATO Invests €1 Billion in Advanced Technologies

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) announced a €1 billion venture capital fund for technologies including AI.
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Tracking Changes on Earth’s Surface: AI Tracks Land Change from Satellite Imagery

Computer vision systems are scanning satellite photos to track construction on the Earth’s surface — an exercise in behavior recognition on a global scale.
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Training Mission: AI Helps Train Air Force Fighter Pilots

An experimental AI system is helping train the next generation of fighter pilots. The U.S. Air Force is using deep learning to evaluate the progress of around 50 pilots in one of its training squadrons, Popular Science reported.
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Seeing Through the Fog of War: How Clearview AI is Being Used in the 2022 Ukraine War

Face recognition is identifying people who have been killed, displaced, or recorded perpetrating alleged war crimes in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Clearview AI made its face recognition system freely available to the Ukrainian government.
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Predicting Regime Change: CoupCast uses AI to predict unrest.

Researchers at the University of Central Florida are working with a system called CoupCast to estimate the likelihood that an individual country will undergo a coup d’état.
Excerpts from ethical guidelines for contractors who develop its AI systems.
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Ethics for an Automated Army: Department of Defense issues AI ethics.

The U.S. Department of Defense issued new ethical guidelines for contractors who develop its AI systems. The Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit, which issues contracts for AI and other high-tech systems, issued guidelines that contractors must follow.
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