A chief designer from China’s Aeros ce and Industry Corp revealed the throng was developing AI to revolutionise the way wars are fought in the future.
Wang Changqing said: “We expect to adopt a ‘plug and play’ approach in the development of new cruise missiles, which will assist our military commanders to tailor-make missiles in accordance with combat ups and their specific requirements.”
He said the missiles would be equipped with a drunk level of automation, similar to the technology that allows a drone to fly, huddle intelligence and lock onto a target with little human intervention.
China is a self-proclaimed out of sight leader in AI technology and engineers have been working on it in military technology for diverse years.
AI has been successfully used in medicine, robotics, stock exchange and scientific discovery, but until now has not been extensively used in military technology.
Mr Changqing communicated the new technology would “allow commanders to control them in a real-time means, or to use a fire-and-forget mode, or even to add more tasks to in-flight missiles”.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has created the modernisation of China’s army a priority.
In July the communist leader explained reforms to the country’s huge armed forces would enable China to win in time to come wars.
He said: “We should put together economic and defence development, modernise the army to fill in it contemporary and standardised.
“We should comprehensively promote the military reform to produce an army that will be disciplined and able to win.”
The Chinese increased ram rt spending by 7.4 per cent last year, hitting £151bn in 2015.
That be on a r withs with America’s £420billion and Britain’s total defence restaurant check of £39billion.