At, or near the top of Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technology, 2017 sits machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). To understand precisely what these concepts are and what they will disrupt – we need to do some homework. The following list of key readings will help policy makers and military strategists alike set a … More Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence – What to Read Now
Last month, I published a short primer on quantum technologies. In this article in AFCEA’s SIGNAL Magazine I discuss some basics of quantum mechanics and look at how engineers are beginning to realize the potential of harnessing the potential of the subatomic.
In case you missed it, please check out my publication last month in SIGNAL Magazine on the topic of augmented reality and some of the ways this emerging technology could be used in the military.
The U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL) recently published the results of a two-week discussion among strategic thinkers and military researchers meant to provide a visualization of the tactical ground battlefield in 2050. The conclusions produced by this group of distinguished thinkers will likely not surprise those who have long considered where key technological trends are … More Tactical Ground Warfare in 2050 – The Army Research Lab’s Stark Predictions
The Age of The Internet of Things (IOT) is officially upon us. As more devices begin to relay information about our behaviors back to various data warehouses, it’s becoming increasingly clear that this glut of data will offer many opportunities for analysis. More analysis should lead to better understanding and improved applications of this knowledge. … More All Seeing Sensors – It’s About the Data, Stupid
For government agencies, like the military and the police that depend on maintaining the trust of the public and experience profound litigious scrutiny over their conduct during violent encounters, the use of cameras and sensors to record their actions may no longer be an option – but something mandated. Body-Mounted Cameras and the Police On … More Body Cameras in the Military – A Challenging but Perhaps Necessary Technology
Physical and virtual robots will continue to redefine the realm of the possible and will force employers to reimagine what roles and functions will be left to humans alone. Martin Ford’s new book Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future provides stark evidence that the robotics industry has the potential … More Rise of the Robots in the DoD
Nikola Tesla, the father of AC electricity, pioneered the use of induction motors and electricity over wires. He also theorized and demonstrated the potential to transmit electrical power wirelessly – leading to a revolution in the development and use of radio transmissions. Now, a century after his discoveries, a commercially viable means of harvesting the ubiquitous resonant energy … More Harvesting the Power Around Us – Nikola Labs Game Changing Tech
Microsoft HoloLens is the first large scale commercial move for augmented reality technology. If you have not seen their promotional videos you should watch the following before you continue reading: Though Google Glasses may be dead or on hold, Microsoft is not alone in trying to get a product to market. Sony as well is … More Seven Use Cases for Augmented Realty in the Military
With the explosive growth in drone technologies over the past decade a growing debate has stirred regarding autonomous systems. This past week a conference to discuss the role of lethal autonomous systems was held in Geneva. Many organizations, such as Human Rights Watch, believe that autonomous systems with lethal capabilities raise legal and ethical concerns. … More Command and Control of Killer Robots