The military has developed an AI that allows soldiers to control combat vehicles with their voice
Researchers have created artificial intelligence that can understand verbal orders, clarify tasks and report on the progress of their implementation..
Scientists from the University of Southern California, in conjunction with the US Army Military Research Laboratory, presented technology that allows soldiers to interact with autonomous systems through bi-directional speech and dialogue during tactical operations. Such verbal instructions can be used to control mobile robotic systems..
Using the developed JUDI interface, autonomous systems can also request explanations of incoming commands or provide information about the status of current tasks..
According to the researchers, the improved AI will be especially useful when performing multi-component operations that involve several different departments. The system will also be able to maintain situational awareness on the battlefield, so soldiers no longer have to rely on predefined and possibly outdated information to advance missions..
Unlike commercial voice assistants, JUDI is designed for thinking and performing operations in the real world. Field trials of new AI using physical robotic platforms to begin in September.
We also previously reported on the development of a hybrid UAV that can switch between airplane and drone mode..
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: dvidshub