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Little noticed amid the daily news bulletins about Daesh (ISIS) and Syria, the Pentagon has begun a push for exotic new weapons that can deter Russia and China. Pentagon officials have started talking openly about using the latest tools of artificial intelligence and machine learning to create robot weapons, "human-machine teams" and enhanced, superpowered soldiers. It may sound like science fiction, but Pentagon officials say they have concluded that such high-tech systems are the best way to combat rapid improvements by the Russian and Chinese militaries.These potentially revolutionary U.S. weapons systems were explained in an interview last week by Robert Work, the deputy secretary of defense, and Gen. Paul Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The latest version assumes that smart, robot weapons can help restore deterrence that has been eroded by Russian and Chinese progress.In the interview and other public comments, Work listed Russian military advances that include automated battle networks, advanced sensors, drones, anti-personnel weapons and jamming devices.
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