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Armies need to build more trust in AI, experts say

5th July 2022 - 13:04 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London

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If AI were to become an integral part of military decision-making, it is critical for commanders to have faith in the information with which they are being presented by the machine (Photo: Crown Copyright)

A newly published paper suggests that to fully harness the potential of AI, militaries need to change the way they think about trust and machine-human collaboration.

In response to the UK government’s 'Defence Artificial Strategy', QinetiQ and RUSI recently launched a new paper called 'Trust in AI: Rethinking Future Command'. The paper considers the broader issues when it comes to adopting AI, namely the necessary cultural and organisational changes required within UK defence to build the necessary trust in AI and benefit from what it offers.

The paper draws on an earlier report published by QinetiQ, which was concerned with trust as a vital component of military capability and as a prerequisite for military adaptability in the 2020s.

The newly published paper argues

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Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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