Big data will change the methods of warfare

Big data can be applied as a weapon. Such an approval was expressed by representatives of the US Army.

Thus, General John E. Hello, who occupies the head of the US strategic command, drew attention to the role of information and informing of intelligence in military business in the framework of the World Conference dedicated to the Intelligence Information System of the US Department of Defense on August 13, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska.

In his speech, noted: «If we do not have intelligence information, then the possibility is largely limited. And when we talk about the potential of the strategic command, especially about nuclear and cosmic, if we do not have the right information in the right place at the right time, then potential opponents can win, and we can stay one step behind. «

It turns out that the speed of technical progress and opposing achievements forced the strategic command to change the military methods of escalating conflicts in favor of working with information. With the help of large data, you can make an effective analysis of the information and apply it against the opponent.

According to General Raimond Thomas, the development of social networks and other Internet capabilities of information exchange significantly increased the number of publicly available information. This can lead to a change in the paradigm of how analysts and intelligence officers perform their work. No longer focus on secret data. Not secret information is more significant. It is for these purposes in the future the US Army and will apply the possibilities of Big Data.

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