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Artificial Intelligence: Expected to Win; Ready to Fail

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Technical Report,25 Jun 2018,23 May 2019

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US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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Artificial intelligence AI is increasing the speed of warfare, adding complexity to the battlefield, and extending the lethality of military capabilities. Near peer adversaries have already taken drastic steps in developing, integrating, and training with AI in order to gain the military advantage against the United States. This research emphasizes that whichever military best integrates and employs AI as an enabler to its strategic aim and operational objective will dominate the battlespace. The study provides insight to the current problems facing the Marine Corps with integrating, trusting, and employing new technologies. AI technology exceeds the normal parameters of an antiquated acquisition cycle, often scares those who must rely on it for fear of lost control, and operates outside the normal acceptable levels of morality and risk decisions a commander is usually willing to make. The study aims to recommend a conceptual framework for how the Marine Air Ground Task Force MAGTF must accept, adopt, and use AI as an enabler across all warfighting functions in preparation for a future head-to-head conflict with the Peoples Liberation Army PLA reunifying Taiwan, defending the Belt Road Initiative BRI, or expanding its influence in support of the nine-dash line claims.

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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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