Joint Concept Note (JCN) 1/18, Human-machine teaming articulates the challenges and opportunities that robotic and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies offer, and identifies how we achieve military advantage through human-machine teams. Its purpose is to guide coherent future force development and help frame defence strategy and policy.
The JCN examines:
- economic and technological trends and the likely impacts of AI and robotic systems on defence
- potential evolutionary paths that robotic and AI systems may take in conflict
- the effects of AI and robotics development on conflict across the observe, orient, decide and act (OODA) loop
- why optimised human-machine teams will be essential to developing military advantage
JCN 1/18 should be read by everyone who needs to understand how AI, robotics and data can change the future character of conflict, for us and our adversaries.