Military Capabilities

NATO’s transformation command mulls future AI-based autonomous systems

11 October 2018

NATO’s Allied Command Transformation (ACT) is seeking information – and fast – from industry and academia about future technologies and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in autonomous systems that support the military’s decision making process.

A new request for information (RFI), circulated this week to targeted stakeholders, lays down a very short deadline of 22 October for submitting their ideas about the kinds of AI-based technologies the allies should take into account in the next 5 to 10 years. ACT said it would choose respondents to present their ideas at ACT’s next annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference in Norfolk, Virginia, on 12–13 December, which aims to inform the chiefs about emerging technologies “and their likely impact on future considerations”.

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