The U.S. military has been experimenting with AI for years and Pentagon says that this artificial intelligence can predict events “days in advance.” These experiments seem to be getting more and more interesting.
the U.S. Northern Command has been conducting a series of tests with Global Information Dominance Experiments (GIDE). This system is a combination of data collected by devices and sensors, artificial intelligence, and large amounts of data computed in the cloud.
This AI predict events days in advance
The system is based on real-time observation and data collection. Powerful computers then compile this data and if they see a number of factors they determine what might happen. To make an analogy, this is the same thing when meteorologists do when predicting the weather.
Pentagon is using this AI for military purposes
For example, this AI can be used for satellite imagery to reveal submarine movements. If satellite images show activity near a port where a rival nation’s submarine is located, the U.S. can understand that they are preparing to move it. Finding these movements, compiling all the possible options, and discarding the invalid ones can take days. The GIDE system can do this in seconds and send an alert to the military.
It allows the military to take proactive measures and prepare for impending events that will not catch them by surprise. While the system may be able to quickly detect changes, it does not always know very well what these changes are due to and what they mean. In other words, the human being is still involved in determining actions and making decisions.