Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) use data science, machine intelligence, and creativity to enable training and planning in a safe environment—without consequences. How is this playing out in battlefield simulations, education, and beyond, and what can we expect in terms of technology—and ethics—in the future?
The steam engine. The airplane. The microprocessor. Now, machine intelligence—machines’ ability to perceive, interpret, and take action based on data—represents the next transformative technology for society. We’re already seeing its awe-inspiring effects: from trucks that drive themselves, to computer programs that develop drug therapies, to software that writes news articles and composes music.