Artificial Intelligence (AI): A Culmination of Future Warfare

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Tamrongchai Noonpugdee
Siwalee Sirirojborirak


This article aims to examine the AI ecosystem for the advancement of the Royal Thai Armed Forces’ affairs and to recommend appropriate AI ecosystem development approaches to prepare for dealing with future warfare.

The findings show that in advancing the Royal Thai Armed Forces’ operations to deal with future warfare, the Ministry of Defence, the Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters, and the military branches should strive for five aspects of such an AI ecosystem as follows: (1) government policies support; (2) personnel management to enhance their expertise and knowledge; (3) AI research and development; (4)government and private sectors cooperation; and (5)information management and cybersecurity structure or agency to maintain the Royal Thai Armed Forces’ AI operations. The establishment of such an AI ecosystem will support the Royal Thai Armed Forces’ AI operations, CLOUD system, Command Control Communication (C3) system, and Cybersecurity, which are vital elements of a synchronized “digital operation” that will enable the Royal Thai Armed Forces to effectively operate across the full military spectrum of conflict.

Finally, the epilogue presents the relationship between Quantum Technology (QT) and future warfare. Since QT is a key to an increase in AI capabilities for learning and solving more complex defence and security problems, which may have an impact on national security issues such as loss of confidentiality, loss of intelligence, and quantum attacks, the Royal Thai Armed Forces and related agencies should be well prepared to deal with such QT challenges.


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