It is the need of an hour for Indian armed forces to have Artificial Intelligence-based weapons to fight against its enemy countries. The global countries are heading towards the AI-powered weapon system. With recent terrorist attack at Pulwama, India has lost more than 40 lives.
India now wants AI-based weapon system for Indian armed force.
The world countries like US and China are competing with each other and are trying to be world leaders.
The idea of combat robots carrying heavy armaments in military might make people nervous. But robots are being largely resorted as a way to dramatically reduce the loss of life and introducing support purposes. The surge in these combat robots is raising the possibility of a Cold War-style race to build offensive and defensive bot technology. But these may revolutionize the way battles are fought in the future.
US military and AI
A top British intelligence expert claims the US military will have more robot soldiers on the battlefield than real ones by 2025. It also suggests that deadly combat robots are rapidly becoming a reality of modern-day warfare.
The US have been using unmanned aerial vehicles and drones for surveillance in terrorist prone countries for quite some time. Robots are speeding traction for battles on the ground.
As for the US, Pentagon announced a heavy investment in developing prototypes for a combined-arms squad. This state-of-the-art military unit will include both human soldiers and robot aiming to maximize the performance on future battlefields.
With the high tech advancements, the idea is to improve capabilities in military and maximize squad performance in increasingly complex operational environments.
China developing next gen army
China is pacing up its activities quite strenuously seeking AI and robotics for surveillance and military purposes. It was recently reported that China’s military is funding the development of new AI drove capabilities. It helps in battlefield decision making and autonomous weaponry.
China is aiming to become a military technical superpower and catch up with US and Russian armed forces. It had selected 120 top specialists to work in the development of artificial intelligence for military purposes. Most of them have PhDs in AI.
Anbot is an armed police robot that can catch a maximum speed of 11 mph. National Defense University developed this Anbot robot. It helps to patrol in areas of danger and can deploy an “electrically charged riot control tool.”
India now wants AI-based weapon systems
Indian Army plans to use hundreds of indigenously built robots to fight terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. These robots can reportedly deliver ammunition at the intended locations in case of unsafe and emergency situations. There were few reports that suggested defense ministry has already approved an army proposal to induct 544 robots for the purpose. These robots are lightweight and consist of surveillance cameras and transmission systems with a range of 200 meters.
As the instances of terrorism are expanding, there is a need for adopting robotic security in surveillance. RR forces (Rashtriya Rifles) can extensively use these robotic surveillance platforms. They gathe real-time input prior to manual insertion. Army aims that it should be able to deliver suitable ammunition such as stun grenade.
The security forces are also using Daksh. DRDO developed it. And it can climb stairs, lift 20 kg loads and has three-hour battery life. It is operated with remotewithin a range of 500 metres. It helps in handling explosives.
The CAI has also been developing Multi-Agent Robotics Framework (MARF)—which could be used in scenarios like the Pathankot Attack—which is capable of carrying applications like surveillance, exploration and mapping, search, and rescue, among others.
It is really important for Indian government to built AI-based weapon system to help the lives of Indian people.