Drones with AI targeting system claimed to be ‘better than human’

Athena AI drone

The artificial intelligence system can identify valid targets

Athena AI

Drones being evaluated by the US military could soon be equipped with an artificial intelligence that is claimed to be better than humans at identifying targets, although the classified nature of the work makes it difficult to verify this claim.

Stephen Bornstein of Athena AI, the Australian company behind the system, says the AI will assist human drone operators, who can lose concentration after hours spent looking at streaming video.

“The AI will do a lot of the heavy lifting for them,” says …

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