AUKUS holds first AI military tests
The UK, Australia, and the US have conducted their first military testing using artificial intelligence.
According to the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense on Friday, AUKUS has conducted its first military testing using artificial intelligence technologies to monitor and detect military targets in a realistic environment in real-time.
In a published statement, the ministry wrote that the work was a "joint deployment of Australian, UK and US AI-enabled assets in a collaborative swarm to detect and track military targets in a representative environment in real-time. Accelerating the development of these technologies will have a massive impact on coalition military capability."
The UK's Defense Science and Technology Laboratory arranged the military testing, which accomplished "world firsts, including the live retraining of models in flight and the interchange of AI models between AUKUS nations," adding that AI will "transform the way Defence operates. The strategic environment is rapidly evolving, meaning we must adapt our technologies at pace if we are to maintain our operational advantage."
Australia, the UK, and the US forces can access the "greatest AI", cut down on effort duplication, and guarantee interoperability by sharing AI - and the supporting data to allow it - with one another, the statement also adds.
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The Defense Ministry also said that the AUKUS Advanced Capabilities Pillar, also known as Pillar 2, is a trilateral initiative, including various cutting-edge technologies and capabilities to support security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
The AUKUS pact, which also calls for collaboration on the military, artificial intelligence, and cyber technologies, was unveiled in September 2021. Only six countries currently have nuclear submarines: the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and India.