THE INDIAN EXPRESS
APLN member C. Raja Mohan points out that AI should be an important part of India’s national defence plans, considering the significant military imbalance with China and the challenges Delhi faces from Beijing on both the Himalayan and maritime frontiers. Read the original article here.
Like all major technological advances, artificial intelligence poses major challenges to the world in developing responsible use in civil and military domains. While the discussion on promoting and regulating the civilian use of AI has gained much ground in recent years, the discourse on military uses has begun to gain international traction. There is a growing global sentiment, on the one hand, for a severe limitation of the military applications of AI, especially autonomous weapons that can operate without human control. On the other hand, major powers are already investing heavily in the accelerated development of greater autonomy, based on AI, for weapons systems.
As the two trends play out, India has its tasks cut out in devising an effective national military strategy for AI and a credible international approach to limiting the dangers of these weapons.