The Roles of Artificial Intelligence in Battlefield Command Systems

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The Roles of Artificial Intelligence in Battlefield Command Systems

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Author(s): Michael J. Ryan
No pages: 5
Year: 1999
Article ID: 2-1-4
Keywords: artificial intelligence, battlefield command systems, command systems
Format: Electronic (PDF)

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Abstract: As the pace of modern battle has increased, headquarter staffs have had to process increasing volumes of information in a decreasing amount of time. Assistance in this critical task must be provided by computer-based command systems that can automate time-consuming tasks. However, conventional computer-based systems provide only limited assistance in the intellectual tasks of planning and decision making. Potential to assist in these areas is provided by artificial intelligence (AI), which is vaunted as the next great revolution in information processing. This paper addresses the potential roles of AI in a battlefield command system. AI is briefly introduced, as are the relevant command and control tasks. The potential roles of AI are then discussed for each of these tasks and three operating modes are proposed to provide a framework for the consideration of new AI applications as they are developed.