The Indian Army’s blueprint on setting up a robust artificial intelligence system aimed at reducing human errors and over-dependence on manpower will soon be out.
The Indian Army wants to match the capabilities of its adversaries, like China, that are far ahead of India as artificial intelligence allows them to mobilise quickly due to smart surveillance.
In the inhospitable terrains, like the Chinese frontier and along the Line of Control, the Army is only dependent on foot patrols. But with enhanced technology through artificial intelligence, that can pinpoint any movement and give specific locations, surveillance could be much stronger.
“To be more accurate, more efficient and engage our main resource ‘the man’ more potently and effectively, we need to harness the AI in our platforms as well as our procedures. We have embarked on this journey with vigour, Col Aman Anand, Indian Army spokesperson said.
Sources said there have been critical gaps that have been identified as the current artificial intelligence framework. The possibility of human error is still very high when it comes to weapons systems.
“To minimise this, a plan is being drawn up to engage with industry and have a platform for artificial talent intelligence,” said an official.
To boost its artificial intelligence, the Indian Army is conducting a first of its kind brainstorming session at the field formation level in Hisar to interact with experts and industry representatives.
The seminar is being organised by the Jaipur-based South Western Command of the Indian Army. The discussions here will be focused on how artificial intelligence can enhance capabilities and make mechanised warfare more efficient.
The aim of the seminar is to bring together professionals in the field, eminent speakers from the defence induction, academia, officers with subject matter expertise and brainstorm the way ahead with an objective to identify & conceptualise artificial intelligence technology-based defence applications and platforms for the future battlefield.
It will provide an opportunity to discuss research and development for future weapon platforms.