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The Military is Using Human Brain Waves to Teach Robots How to Shoot | Defense One
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The Military is Using Human Brain Waves to Teach Robots How to Shoot | Defense One

Modern sensors can see farther than humans. Electronic circuits can shoot faster than nerves and muscles can pull a trigger. Humans still outperform armed robots in knowing what to shoot at — but new research funded in part by the Army may soon narrow that gap.

Researchers from DCS Corp and the Army Research Lab fed datasets of human brain waves into a neural network — a type of artificial intelligence — which learned to recognize when a human is making a targeting decision. They presented their paper on it at the annual Intelligent User Interface conference in Cyprus in March.

Why is this a big deal? Machine learning relies on highly structured data, numbers in rows that software can read.

Source: The Military is Using Human Brain Waves to Teach Robots How to Shoot – Defense One