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.”

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