Will War's Nature Change in the Seventh Military Revolution?
Dr. F G. Hoffman
Article by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
This article examines the potential implications of the
combinations of robotics, artificial intelligence, and deep learning
systems on the character and nature of war. The author employs Carl von Clausewitz’s trinity concept to discuss how autonomous weapons will impact the essential elements of war. The essay argues war’s essence, as politically directed violence fraught with friction, will remain its most enduring aspect, even if more intelligent machines are involved at every level.