Friday, May 21, 2010

Dept of Defense task force to consider "unprecedented, perhaps unimagined, degrees of autonomy" in military systems

In this March 29, 2010, memorandum, U.S. Undersecretary of Defense Ashton Carter charges a task force with identifying "new opportunities for more aggressive applications of autonomy to U.S. military materiel" and suggests that pervasive autonomy in battlefield systems might hedge against the "net-centricity" of the increasingly networked systems currently being deployed.

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