The fourth industrial revolution strengthens the security of the military
Governments around the world are trying to improve their defence capabilities with technologies that are emerging from the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The ultimate goal is to assign dangerous tasks to autonomous machines and therefore spare human life.
Investment in so-called "military robots" has very favourable market prospects. Generally, investment in military technology is expected to reach 2500 million euros by 2024, twice the sum of 2016, with annual increase ranging between 9% and 10%.
The main technologies applied to military technology are artificial intelligence and nanorobotics, which are already present in weapons, radars, cameras and screens etc. In addition, applications are being developed to help predict and prevent attacks by means of machine learning and big data.
It is true that the application of artificial intelligence and other technologies in warfare always has ethical conditions that must be studied. In addition, advancements in military cybersecurity are essential to prevent hacking, as this could have fatal consequences.