Slapping the term “cognitive” or “smart” in front of a given technology is an easy marketing tool conveying an advanced level of automation whereby devices change behaviors with little or no human control. Cognitive networks, cognitive electronic warfare tools, cognitive radios. Without “cognitive,” they would just be dumb devices. In this essay in SIGNAL Magzine, … More Cognitive Device Wish List
In this essay in SIGNAL Magazine, I present an overview of Named Data Networks (NDN) and some of their advantages. The military’s vision for the 21st-century battlefield calls for the use of manned and unmanned systems, sensing and sharing information across a joint multidomain collection of weapon systems, to outpace near-peer adversary’s targeting cycle. These … More Named Data Networks and the Future of Combat Communications
Every day, consumers are targeted with precision-guided marketing from both legitimate sources and covert operators. Influencers use recommender systems, which are automated information filtering systems to control content in news feeds, social media environments and streaming media services. These systems know what information—good or bad—will capture a person’s attention. In this article in SIGNAL Magazine, I argue … More Precision-Guided Marketing Frames the Future of Information Operations
As organizations throughout the DoD sprint to develop in-house machine learning applications the time has come to establish a broader vision and set of resources for the DoD community. I argue for joint teams integrated with active duty, civilians, and contractors in this piece in SIGNAL Magazine.
I have written about the exciting possibilities augmented and mediated reality may enable over the past few years. In this latest article in SIGNAL Magazine, I discuss some key areas where AR apps are ripe for development and procurement within the DoD.
A recent posting of a satellite image from the U.S. National Training Center raised a lot of eyebrows. The image reveals a heat map of a cluster of electromagnetic signals emitted from a battalion-sized unit participating in a large-scale training event. These signals were captured as part of the exercise. This picture showed what many of … More A Signal Protection Plan to Raise the Noise Floor
The expanded use of technologies that capture and convey medical information poses unique security and privacy risks. The following essay in SIGNAL Magazine discusses these challenges and offers recommendations for policymakers and innovators.
If you have not heard of AI-backed natural language generation systems – the time has come for you to consider the topic. During my studies at Carnegie Mellon University – I have been exploring this technology and considering various applications and their associated benefits and risks. If you want a sampling of where the field … More This essay was written by AI (artificial intelligence)
As the DoD kick-starts its push for autonomy and AI, watering a thousand flowers, and tending to home-grown solutions, someone needs to start looking across the force to see what information and analytics will benefit the whole DoD. This is a short piece in SIGNAL Magazine on that topic that might help folks get the … More Policy Lessons for Building a Multidomain AI Ecosystem
As the DoD drives forward with investments in machine learning, data science, and autonomy – the time has come for leaders to consider how the rise of AI technologies can transform education and training. In this article in Army Magazine, I review leading research on expertise and its development and make the case that new … More Digital Coaches can Produce Expert Soldiers