Roughly, mechanization, informatization, and intelligentization are the 3 levels of a pyramid to build towards a modern(future?) army.Xinhua reporter Zichen Wang writes that mechanization is basically accomplished and that the next step is intelligentization (智能化).
Zichen speculates that intelligentization involves UAV's, UGV's, and UUV's - with particular emphasis paid to the Armenia-Azerbaijan war.
Based on these top-level documents, intelligentization is going to be important. What are the thoughts of people here on what "intelligentization" specifically involves?
Mechanization refers to the transformation of a people's army of low skill foot soldiers into one based around vehicles and aircraft with speed and firepower.
Informatization is the next stage of converting a large force of vehicles and aircraft into a networked system, which can share data within the network to plan precision strikes and coordinated offensives.
Intelligentization is the topmost stage, which involves using AI and other computational technologies to take the vast amount of data generated by a informationalized force and use it to more quickly generate relevant data to allow generals to make decisions (or maybe even AI direct decisions in the future?).
Depending on who you ask, intelligentization also includes a whole bunch of related topics such as unmanned systems, cyberwarfare and human augmentation.