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Human-Machine Teaming (JCN 1/18)

The challenges and opportunities of robotic and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and how we can achieve military advantage through human-machine teams.

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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.

Published 18 May 2018
Last updated 21 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated the attachment with a small editorial change.
  2. First published.