AI and Security: Enhancing Protection Around Borders with Tech

AI and Security: Enhancing Protection Around Borders with Tech

AI and security have been majorly interlinked recently due to the robust safety it generates

Artificial intelligence has the capability to make machines exhibit human-like intelligence, autonomy, and judgment is a rapidly growing field of technology that is capturing the attention of the global community, from commercial investors to policymakers, entrepreneurs,  and ministries of defense. As an inherently multi-user technology, AI has made great strides in the national security domain. AI and national security are going hand-in-hand to combat evil forces and enable countries to protect their citizens and soldiers by integrating tech at the borders. Even though forms of AI have existed for decades, the exponential increase in digital data, expanded computing power, and advances in machine learning algorithms have resulted in significant machine learning algorithms that have led to the emergence of advanced defense technologies. 

These recent advances in AI have revolutionary implications for national security. Among its defense applications, AI can be used for decision-making, intelligence, logistics, cyber, autonomous systems control, and coordination, weapons systems and coordination, weapons systems, and a host of other areas. Quite contrary to the belief that AI might replace soldiers in the field, the use of AI is more concentrated on assisting soldiers in making the right decisions with the help of accurate intelligence. But given the ethical concerns revolving around AI, many countries are restricting its use up till gathering accurate data and such other related tasks. 

Recent Developments in AI and National Security

AI has now become a transformative national security technology, on par with nuclear weapons, aircraft, computers, and biotech, majorly due to its ability to drive military and information superiority. In the military context, AI is already being used to automate weapons systems and enable predictive maintenance by estimating failure likelihood on helicopter engines. Intelligence agencies, in particular, stand to benefit from the advances of AI, given the recent ML developments that have majorly been focused on the accurate analysis of images, audio, foreign language, and other data. 

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Sayantani Sanyal