Cyber ​​and Artificial Intelligence in military applications


“The Russian-Ukrainian war, the Israeli conflict against Hamas” said the Undersecretary of State for Defense in his video speech at the third edition of Cybersec2024 “and the terrorist activities of the Houthis in the Red Sea have further increased the interest and applications of the Cyber ​​dimension in synergy with the cognitive one, cyber attacks used as a direct tool have obtained military, economic or political advantages”.

“Today, when we could say that 'the algorithm goes to war'” always Perego in his speech, “Government, corporate organizations and individuals risk becoming targets of cyber attacks aimed at disrupting critical services, stealing sensitive information and damaging infrastructure, influencing public opinion or even extorting money”.

“Defense is heavily involved in this scenario” continues the undersecretary “Real-time communications, unmanned drones, precision missiles, interceptions and cyber attacks are now an integral part of the capabilities available to any modern armed force. In continental Europe there are practically no leaders in the field of artificial intelligence: this further confirms how AI is not at all easy to develop. Likewise, it seems unlikely that the most advanced countries will soon be preparing to massively use autonomous systems".

“And because algorithms do what those who write them have in mind, implicitly or explicitly” concludes Perego “It is essential to provide developers with ethical guidelines to ensure, from the beginning, that algorithms adhere to our moral codes. This is why both the United States and the European Union have established ethical guidelines for the development and use of artificial intelligence.
I see a fundamental solution in generating and cultivating sector experts who operate in synergy with specialized national companies and correctly managing defense-related investments to maintain sovereignty in the technological sector with a multi-domain approach".