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The future of defence is AI: What to expect in the next 5 years

Updated: Mar 21, 2023


When it comes to artificial intelligence, the possibilities are endless across multiple sectors, even military. AI has the power to change the way we approach security and is constantly bringing new capabilities to the table.


Investments in defence tech are on the rise, with AI projected to reach $13.2 billion by 2028, growing at a rate of 10.8% annually (source). We at TerraSense Analytics are excited to see what the next five years will bring in terms of defense advancements and breakthroughs, and we're expecting quite a shift in the way AI is used to enhance security.


As AI-powered military technologies continue to evolve, it's important to stay ahead of the curve. Here are the top AI trends in security that you need to know about:


1. Connectivity is improving and becoming universal. With better connectivity comes an interconnected network, which will bring about positive changes in military applications, but also potential unintended consequences whose mitigation will be crucial. Increased interconnectedness of devices and systems create opportunities for data sharing and collaboration. This means a heightened risk of security breaches and data theft, however, which is why it’s important to ensure the protection of sensitive data and prevention of unauthorized access.


2. AI will be fueling cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions aimed at detecting and preventing cyber attacks and ensuring the safety and privacy of sensitive data. Cybersecurity threats are on the rise, and this rising number highlights the need for solutions that can assist organizations in better protecting themselves. This includes the use of AI-based intrusion detection systems, automated incident response mechanisms and machine learning-based threat detection technologies able to respond to threats in real-time, making it increasingly difficult for hackers to penetrate networks.


3. Real-time threat detection will become increasingly important as security threats continue to evolve and become more sophisticated. The rapid increase in data availability has made it challenging for organizations to keep up with the latest threats. To address this issue, expect more advanced threat intelligence systems that use AI to analyze vast amounts of data in real-time. We can also anticipate further advancements in facial recognition technology, with the ability to identify individuals even in crowded places and challenging lighting conditions, and in voice recognition technology, which will become more accurate, being able to detect different accents and dialects.


4. From self-driving cars to unmanned drones, autonomous systems are already making waves in various industries and will only become more advanced and prevalent. AI-based technology will be used for surveillance analysis and monitoring (think security robots for patrolling public spaces, for example). The use of autonomous systems will enhance national security by allowing for early detection and response to potential threats.


These are just some of the most significant trends to look out for in AI for security. TerraSense Analytics is closely monitoring advancements to stay ahead of the curve and be able to meet the needs that will arise over the next five years and beyond.


Our team of experts, cutting-edge technology and R&D capabilities place us at the forefront of this rapidly-evolving field, making us well-equipped to seize upcoming opportunities. We’re thrilled to be a part of this dynamic landscape, and we can't wait to see what the future holds.


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