AI could slash billions of dollars in costs for U.S. Navy

Jan 08, 2018, 11:34 AM EST
(Source: Official U.S. Navy Page/flickr)
(Source: Official U.S. Navy Page/flickr)

The U.S. Navy is set to upgrade its ocean combat network with an AI-powered system that will seamlessly connect its fleet and on-shore locations, cutting down the requirement of human sailors while giving more teeth to tactical information processing.

The upgrade could save billions of dollars in cost over the years for the U.S. Navy as intelligent machines replace and assist manpower; however, concerns are ripe over handing down the control of potentially lethal military systems to machines, notes Futurism.

Separately, the U.S. Navy is also working on a project that would rope in AI-powered drones to render high-fidelity maps of a damaged airfield and autonomously draw a plan for expedient recovery, writes Defense News.