According to the news media, there is enormous focus on AI development in the defence space and, in fact, global military spending on AI is projected to reach nearly $19 billion per annum by 2025.
Virtually anyone with a social media account must have now seen the Boston Dynamics videos of Atlas and his robot pals. Military aircraft, vehicle and systems manufacturers are heavily invested in AI and other new technologies. However, a great deal of a nation’s AI development for defence purposes has nothing to do with robots or even weapons and every government, one could easily assume, is doing it. Or are they?
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