Chinese submarines to be ‘controlled’ by artificial intelligence


February 4 , 2018 – FRN – 

Vesti  – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

Chinese developers would like to make it easier for nuclear submarine crews to make correct and fast decisions in difficult conditions. According to the South China Morning Post, the command of new generation Chinese submarines will be prompted by Artificial Intelligence technology. 

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It is obvious that decisions by human crew can be influenced by stress or oxygen reduction, in the event of an emergency in a submarine. Chinese experts have created a program that will “think” like a human brain, and can easily cope with a large amount of data and variables in a small amount of time.

At this stage, developers are trying to store additional computing power in the limited internal space of a submarine, as the amount of crew will not get any less.  Human power is still important for duty. 

When asked about the possibility of AI “seizing power” over the submarine, programmers said that they will provide multi-stage protection against such a possibility. 

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