The Role of the IoT and AI Technologies in Modern Warfare

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By Kateryna Dubrova | 2Q 2022 | IN-6550


A Shift in Modern Warfare Paradigm


2022 signifies a revision of the political status quo that had been maintained since World War II and a return to realpolitik with the deployment of large-scale arms conflicts in the European continent. Warfare has always been a sizeable governmental expenditure, generating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) 2% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The US and China have already increased their defense budgets by 10% and 7%, constituting budgets of US$801 billion and US$230.16 billion, respectively. Interestingly, the technology appears to be one of the large spending buckets (at least for the US), with an estimated US$112 billion allotted for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E), while 13% of the budget (US$14.7 billion) goes to Science and Technology.

The analysis of the US’s Department of Defense and NATO statements and recommendations showcase the technological advances in the areas of the Internet of Things (IoT), while Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming a strategic priority for the defense industry, which enables them to develop more advan…

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