The nature of war remains inherently humanistic and largely unchanging. That said, Mad Scientists must understand the changing character of warfare in the future Operational Environment, as discussed on pages 16-18 of The Operational Environment and the Changing Character of … Read the rest
6. Trends in Autonomy
“Control leads to compliance; autonomy leads to engagement.” – Daniel H. Pink
During the Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Autonomy Conference, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), 7-8 March 2017, Mad Scientists addressed how these interdependent technologies will exercise key roles … Read the rest
5. Personalized Warfare
The future of warfare, much like the future of commerce, will be personalized.
Emerging threat capabilities targeting the genome; manipulating individual’s personal interests, lives, and familial ties; and subtle coercive / subversive avenues of attack against the human brain … Read the rest
4. Ethical Dilemmas of Future Warfare
At the Visualizing Multi Domain Battle 2030-2050 Conference, Georgetown University, 25-26 July 2017, Mad Scientists addressed the requirement for United States policymakers and warfighters to address the ethical dilemmas arising from an ever-increasing convergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and … Read the rest
3. Redefining the Role of Soldiers on the Future Battlefield
Will future Soldiers be augmented hyper-enhanced fighters; a force manager of unmanned and autonomous/semi-autonomous systems; or an amalgamation of the two?
Conflict in the Mid-21st Century will witness the proliferation of unmanned, robotic, semi-autonomous, and autonomous weapons, platforms, and combatants … Read the rest