*Hyderabad - Indian *
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat today said there is a need to focus on incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data computing into the armed forces' system, saying the northern adversary of the country (China) is spending "huge money" on this technology.
Addressing the valedictory function of the National Conference on "Self Reliance in Defence Manufacturing" in Hyderabad, he said rapid advances in technology necessitated incorporation of the industrial sector into defence manufacturing.
"Apart from guns and rifles, we will see lot of non-contact warfare happening. Future wars are going to be fought in cyber domain," he said. by Taboola link: Sponsored Links link: . link In Pakistan At Ridiculously Low PricesSave70.com link
It is important to start understanding the relevance of AI and Big Data computing and how to incorporate this into the defence system, he said.
"Our adversary on the northern border (China) is spending huge amounts of money on Artificial Intelligence and cyber warfare.
We cannot be left behind. It is time for us to also focus on AI and on Big Data Analytics rather than just keeping it confined to mere definitions," the army chief said.