Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing in Defence Systems

“An unmanned systems future, really for almost every facet of our life, is inevitable.  It is not going away, so we need to deal with it head-on” says Brigadier General Frank Kelley, and I concur. Kelley, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy’s unmanned systems put forward his idea that the unmanned drones are on their way to existence and that it is just a matter of time before oppositions have impactful drones capable of blowing up the entire universe. He states that the world needs to be prepared to take on the oncoming machines with well-secured capabilities to control the situation in case of a catastrophic emergency.


Pros – These unmanned drones will provide potential power to access any corner of the world without many difficulties due to their compact size and stability. The drones would prevent the personal presence of humans at sights of war, thus, saving the loss of the lives of several civilians in the war zone. The artificial intelligent systems equipped with facial recognitions would be able to recognize the evildoers from the innocent and take action accordingly. The drones could access locations of crimes such as those of terrorist attacks in hotels, museums, schools and other prime targets in a faster manner to prevent grave damage and scare off future terrorism activities. Last but not the least, these drones would also have the ability to maneuver over territories at large, navigate the seas and inhabited lands to ensure the safety of citizens.


Cons – These unmanned drones would each be equipped with systematically placed explosion devices which when released could cause great harm if placed in the wrong hands. Cyber security breaches could land the control of entire swarms of drones to the hands of the unworthy and could be used against military organizations to create threats at national security levels. The political safety of people in power such as those of politicians would be at grave risk for terrorists could control UAVs at the push of a button by just logging in the face of the president into the facial recognition system. War in between superpowers would soon mean a battle between drones, where skills and expertise would mean nothing but the better handling of drone systems and where strength will be replaced by all technology.


There are many concerns raising the security of countries and the public at large for humans who are already submitting to AI being the supreme power that controls them all. That being said, there is predicted for a time to come when there will be a thin line of difference between intelligence and artificial intelligence.


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One comment on “Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing in Defence Systems”

  1. I think it is a very interesting article, nonetheless, I can’t stop thinking about its ethicals aspects. How do we define security? Were we more secure with wood sticks thousand years ago? or having armies with the capability of destroying our own planet? I believe we are used to forget that we live in a same ecosystem, and that maybe now we still feel as if our country is our home. But, if we think as human, an interplanetary race, where our biggest fear is not our country or city, but our survival as humans, then all this kind of investment against ourselves, don’t really makes sense.


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