The US Navy has a new fleet of artificially intelligent drone boats

The US Navy is testing new technology that allows it to field “drone boats” capable of maneuvering and defending friendly ships without direct human interaction. Where many military unmanned vehicles, such Predator drones, require a human operator, the boats have limited artificial intelligence that makes them capable of automatically swarming targets. They use a technology called Control Architecture for Robotic Agent Command and Sensing (CARACaS) that gCaptain says can be put into a transportable kit and installed on “virtually any type of small surface boat.”

The Navy conducted its drone boat demonstration close to the anniversary of the attack on the USS Cole near Yemen in which 17 sailors were killed. The destroyer was the target…

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