Indian government officials planning to use the artificial intelligence (AI) technology to develop weapons, defense and surveillance systems.
“The world is moving toward artificial intelligence-driven ecosystems, and India is taking the necessary steps to build our defense forces for future wars,” said Indian Defense Minister Ajay Kumar in a statement. Say.
According to the Times of India report, a 17-person working group is currently developing an artificial intelligence roadmap for the Indian military. In the next two years, the working group will recommend the government ways to apply machine learning to the air force, navy, army, cybersecurity, nuclear, and biological resources. Specifically, it will involve areas such as autonomous weapon systems and unmanned surveillance.
The above-mentioned 17-member team is headed by Natarajan Chandrasekaran, chairman of Tata Sons, and also includes members of the Indian Army, Navy, Atomic Energy Commission and Ministry of Finance. It is expected that the group will submit its first report to the Indian government within the next three months.
“The working group will make recommendations… establish tactical deterrence in the region, study potential revolutionary weapons, and develop smart, autonomous robotic systems while strengthening cyber defenses,” an Indian official told the media.
In April of this year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated at the national defense expo held in Chennai that artificial intelligence and robots will become the most important determinants of the military in the future. He said that India will use its position in the field of information technology to make full use of artificial intelligence technology.
However, previously, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk and the late astronomer Hawking all calls that the use of artificial intelligence in the development of autonomous weapons, saying that this move is likely to trigger an arms race or even trigger World War III.