Indian Air Force

Artificial intelligence can bring enormous changes in way wars are fought: IAF chief

By ET News

The use of artificial intelligence can bring enormous changes in the way wars are fought and the Indian Force has started looking at its applications in a range of areas, including training and threat monitoring, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said on Monday.

The chief of air staff said his force is also looking at using artificial intelligence (AI) in areas of data and intelligence fusion, maintenance as well as in its decision support system.

“These are huge areas of focus for our immediate future,” he said at a FICCI seminar on use of AI for air warriors.

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria also urged the industry to work on developing various military applications of AI.

“Smart technologies like AI have the potential to totally change the way we train and fight future wars. We are living through some interesting times,” he said.

“It is the right time for all of us, the military operators, the industry, the think-tanks and all the AI specialists for creating next-generation AI enablers for air war,” the IAF chief said.

He said it was time to plant a “robust tree” for development of AI in the country.

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