Across the globe, militaries are investing heavily in a technology predicted by many to herald the “Third Revolution in Warfare” after gunpowder and the atomic bomb: Artificial Intelligence (AI). At this stage, the future of AI in warfare is uncertain. Such uncertainty, however, provides a powerful impetus for militaries to invest significant resources in AI, fearing they may one day face an autonomous adversary and be ill-equipped to respond fast enough. In this De Correspondent article and accompanying podcast, Lennart Hofman asks if these investments are justified, or if the hype around AI is simply that – hype.
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