Military experts predict future AI attack drone swarms will be too large, fast for humans to combat

by Laura Mize · Jan 28th, 2021 4:26 pm

Last Updated Jan 29th, 2021 at 12:35 pm

Military experts predict the future of warfare will include artificially intelligent attack drone swarms that are too massive and too fast for humans to combat or control.

General John Murray, who leads U.S. Army Futures Command, said if faced with an incoming attack from a drone swarm, a person may need to decide initially how to respond, but drones would likely need to take it from there.

"When you are defending against a drone swarm, a human may be required to make that first decision," Murray said, "but I am just not sure any human can keep up."

Once the drone battle is on, drones would be making the decisions. Such swarms could contain thousands or millions of drones.

"If you have to transmit an image of the target, let the human look at it, and wait for the human to hit the 'fire' button, that is an eternity at machine speed, one anonymous scientist and defense expert told Forbes magazine. "If we slow the AI to human speed …we're going to lose."

🔦 India, Russia, Turkey, and Iran already have "kamikaze" drones.


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