CHAPTER 19

Military Intervention

AI in context of the military and possible armed conflict needs to be considered in relation to actions between countries, within countries, and then between man and machines. Science fiction books and movies have depicted the progression of what might happen after the machines decide they no longer need human intervention.

In global conflicts to date, the technological advance has been largely one sided with, for example, one country dominating airspace, although that did not secure a win for Russia in Afghanistan nor for the United States in Vietnam. In those cases, sheer numbers of people and leaders prepared to sacrifice lives, no matter what the cost overcame the technology. The point illustrated here is ...

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