Military Hide & Seek May Have Just Got a Bit Harder

Camouflaged objects are difficult to detect, for both humans and artificial intelligence (AI). But now an AI has been trained to parse objects from their backgrounds. As well as the obvious military setting, this could have a variety of applications such as: Search-and-rescue work; Detecting agricultural pests; and Medical imaging. Detecting camouflaged objects requires visual… Read More


What is the Cannon-Delivered Area Effects Munition (C-DAEM)?

The US Army wants to build cannon-fired missiles that will use artificial intelligence (AI) to hunt their targets, out of reach of human oversight. C-DAEM, as the project is known, requires the weapon to hit moving and imprecisely located armoured targets whose exact position has high uncertainty. Unlike laser-guided weapons, which strike a target highlighted… Read More

Recruitment & Selection: AI, CV’s & Bias

In 2016, Goldman Sachs received approximately 250,000 job applications from students and graduates. That means not only tough competition for the applicants, but a headache for the Goldman Sachs human resources (HR) team. For example, if a team of five HR staff worked 12 hours everyday, including weekends, and spent five minutes on every application,… Read More

Combat: Algorithms vs Humans

“The generals know they are entering an era in which algorithms will determine success on the battlefield, and humans may be unable to keep up with the pace of combat.” (The Economist, 2018, p.76-77). Reference The Economist (2018) The Future of Warfare: Once Were Warriors. The Economist. 28 April 2018.