Transforming the military for the AI age requires ‘a certain ruthlessness,’ say US, UK experts

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Drone warfare in Ukraine shows that low-cost unmanned systems are already revolutionizing warfare. China is on the march in high-tech weapons and artificial intelligence. So it’s growing too late for the US and UK to make a gradual “managed transition” to the new technologies, warns a newly released report. Instead, argue a team of experts from the London-based Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and the Arlington, Va., Special Competitive Studies Project (SCSP), the two nations need determined military and civilian leaders to impose at least some “immediate transformational change” on the armed services from the top down.