1. Ai in defence sector
Artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming a valuable tool for military
planners. This presentation explores the current role of AI in defence and
its potential impact on future warfare.
by Siddhartha Tiwari
2. Current Role of AI in Defence
Logistics & Supply Chain
AI is used to optimize the flow of
supplies and reduce inefficiencies
in the supply chain.
Unmanned vehicles and drones
can be controlled by AI to perform
reconnaissance, target acquisition,
and other tasks.
Intelligence & Surveillance
AI is used to analyze vast amounts
of data from satellites, drones, and
other sources for reconnaissance,
surveillance, and other purposes.
Training & Simulation
AI-powered simulations help train soldiers in different scenarios and environments.
3. Use Cases of AI in Military Operations
AI can detect and identify targets more accurately and
faster than human operators, reducing the risk of friendly
Autonomous Vehicles & Drones
AI-powered drones and vehicles can navigate and
operate in complex environments without human
AI can predict maintenance needs and other technical
issues in military vehicles and equipment before they
become serious problems.
4. Advantages of Using AI in Defence
AI-powered sensors and data analysis
capabilities help troops identify threats
and take appropriate actions.
AI enables more rapid processing of
data and faster decision-making by
military leaders and commanders.
AI can help defend against cyber
attacks and detect breaches more
quickly than human operators.
5. Challenges to Integrating AI
1 Data Security
Ensuring the security and
integrity of data used in AI
systems is a major
2 Costs &
AI systems can be
expensive to develop and
deploy, and integrating
them into larger defense
systems can be a complex
3 Human Prejudice
AI systems can be trained on biased data and might inadvertently
perpetuate or exacerbate existing societal biases.
6. Potential Ethical Concerns
Legal & Liability Issues
It is not always clear who is
responsible when AI systems fail or
make errors in the defense context.
The development and deployment
of fully autonomous weapon
systems raises significant ethical
concerns and could blur lines of
AI has the potential to replace
human soldiers, which could lead to
ethical issues regarding
responsibility and transparency in
military decision making.
7. Impact of AI on Future Warfare
AI can be used to make smaller, more
targeted attacks that seek to
incapacitate critical infrastructure and
AI-powered drones can be used to
coordinate swarm attacks,
overwhelming enemy defenses with
AI can help both attackers and
defenders in cyber warfare by analyzing
vast amounts of data to identify
vulnerabilities and targets.
8. Conclusion and Future Outlook
1 The Pace of Investment is Accelerating
AI represents a major shift in the way militaries approach planning, strategy, and execution, and investments in
the technology are ramping up globally.
2 The Promise and Peril of AI in Defence
While AI presents significant opportunities for defense, it also poses ethical, technical, and strategic challenges
that must be addressed.
3 Collaboration and Cooperation are Critical
International cooperation and collaboration among defense agencies will be critical to ensure that the benefits of
AI are realized while minimizing risks.