Our fundamental ideas about mobilisation are being challenged under the impact of the IT revolution. Impacting all of us, this is an area deserving our close attention.
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This paper considers the importance of governance to the ability for the ADF to conduct mission command based operations. This examines the criticality of trust to the success of this operational concept and therefore the role governance will play in establishing trust in autonomous systems.
Our interaction with the technological world today is changing rapidly. We are no longer limited by screens or even reality as we knew it.
The TED Talk examines the origins of Cognitive Bias, its advantages, drawbacks and challenges with Biased AI. The solution might lie within ourselves.
The F-35 heralds a revolution in how the ADF will fight, as units learn to integrate with 5th Generation technologies and operate as a network, leveraging stealth and information fusion. This article explores the ‘night versus day’ change, which opens the door for related opportunities including man-machine teaming and the ‘loyal wingman’ concept.
On science fiction, JPME and thinking about future military institutions.
If you are thinking of researching or writing on a topic that matters to Defence, have a look at this list. Every topic has been identified by a Service or Group as being important to them in 2019. The list will be particularly useful to Defence or ADC students who are required to choose research paper topics. The list provides a great opportunity to ensure that your work is of strategic interest, furthers professional discourse and may be relevant to your future career.
The Australian Joint Professional Military Education Continuum is Australia’s system to develop mastery in the Profession of Arms and aims to culti
Every day, artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more accessible, scalable and affordable. Disruption is not only possible, it is an inevitable - and leaders must start preparing for it now. However, the Australian Defence Forces’ (ADF) organisational culture is poorly equipped for - if not entirely opposed to - the fast and complete adoption of AI-enabled warfare. This paper explores the changes that Defence will need to make in order to prepare for artificial intelligence.
Mick Ryan offers a new ‘value proposition’ for the intellectual development of military personnel for conflict in the 4th industrial revolution.
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