Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on AI and Warfare

C4ISRNET further noted that Mattis is being advised on AI issues by the Defense Innovation Board, a group of Silicon Valley experts formed by Ash Carter, the previous defense secretary.  Interestingly, Mattis commented with respect to future warfare, that “If we ever get to the point where it’s completely on automatic pilot and we’re all spectators, then it’s no longer serving a political purpose. And conflict is a social problem that needs social solutions.”

Interestingly, Mattis commented with respect to future warfare, that “If we ever get to the point where it’s completely on automatic pilot and we’re all spectators, then it’s no longer serving a political purpose. And conflict is a social problem that needs social solutions.” Photo credit (Mattis): DoD/Kathryn E. Holm; (combat photo): U.S. Army

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