"Artificial intelligence is the future, not only of Russia, but of all mankind. Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become ruler of the world." Vladimir Putin, 2017
Warbot 1.0 offers a compelling picture of future combat as teams of Chinese, American and Filipino soldiers, enabled by AI and robotic systems, fight for their lives in a battlefield full of deadly new technologies.
Set in 2033, China's neighbors increasingly chafe at its heavy-handed efforts to dominate them. Taiwan teeters on the brink of declaring independence. When the newly elected president of the Republic of the Philippines attempts to eject Chinese military forces from his country, the People's Republic of China launches a punitive expedition against the Philippines as an object lesson for the other nations bordering the South China Sea.
Despite the changing character of war now dominated by the weaponization of artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, cyber, and all form of media, its nature remains the same: a brutal, deadly, and complicated contest of wills by the humans who have to fight it.