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.