In that story, Riki Ellison, founder and chair of the nonprofit Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, says
he expects artificial intelligence to play a greater role in America’s missile warning system as the number of threats proliferates. “We’ve got to move faster, we can’t do the old school manual check out,” he says. Indeed, the US military is considering the use of machine learning to accelerate response times."
That caught my attention and I went back and read the link story more closely. Man! I think you could cut and paste an exquisite Intelligence Portfolio on US current status and it’s vulnerability, and sell it legally, as it is public knowledge since the above story was published in the media. Nations that could, someday, conceivably be direct military opponents (Obama forbid) such as Russia, or China, probably already know all of that intelligence info, and thereby know our vulnerability spoken of in the story. And they each, I imagine, have the technology to overcome the vulnerability. (Now I’m thinking, "F#@%! We budgeted all that money to the military, and now a Sree-like character, armed with his personally autographed copy of The Art of War, and any necessary Russian or Chinese, existing, war technologies could shred our mighty Navy! imho)
But might other potential rival nations have the existing technological weapons needed to exploit our vulnerability? Idk, Pakistan? maybe// Iran? probably not quite, but maybe// North Korea? idk
And in the story, it seems that the plan is to increase response time and targeting effectively, as the counter to the vulnerability.
Can you imagine a weapon that can learn to inflict damage with superhuman speed and accuracy? I wouldn’t want to be the soldier responsible for turning it on, and responsible for hitting the shut off if it goes rogue.