According to a new paper by Tuneer Mukherjee of India’s Observer Research Foundation, the applicability of artificial intelligence (AI) to naval operations surpasses its usage in any other military domain due to the hostility, unpredictability and sheer size of the ocean environment. Evidence suggests that wherever AI systems have been deployed, they have made existing manned operations more effective. Future innovation in such technologies might lead to completely autonomous systems with lethal capabilities, provoking debates on ethical issues. Read more