AI and Autonomous Weapons on the Battlefield

August 15, 2019

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Professor Bashir  is presently the Director of the International Office and a visiting  Professor of Law and Global affairs at Dixie State University, St.  George, UT.   He's a member of the International Association of  Artificial Intelligence and Law, and has taught interdisciplinary  courses and created workshops on Laws, Conflicts and Global Societies.  


Dr. Bashir will integrate the following themes into the context of his presentation, and describe how they relate to future AI & Autonomous Weapons employment:


--The contemporary battlefield and theaters of war

--Wars and weapons of the future (cocktail conflicts)

--The role of the combatant (lawful and unlawful)

--Laws of armed conflict 

--Multiverse and lifeforms 

--Law, Policy and decision making 

--To kill or not to kill ?

--After the death and destruction (post conflict scenario) 

Upcoming Event

Date TBD

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Although the Electronic Warfare/Electronic Attack realm is heavily Classified (as you can imagine), there are a number of very interesting Unclassified facts that can be discussed with those who attend this very special NDIA event.

As soon as we have a date and location for the event (it will likely be held on Nellis AFB), that information will be posted here on this website. 

Here's a little advance reading on the subject:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_warfare

Previous Event

April 25th, 2019

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     MDC2 is the future of interoperable Command  & Control between all worldwide allied assets  
    ... a significant problem to solve!  This 'global briefing' was given at our event by a key Nellis leader who plays a significant role in this project.  The audience consisted of many folks who understand first-hand from their Military experience how important this capability is.  

See select event photos by clicking here

Previous EVENT

Feb 27, 2019

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We met the Director of the VIRTUAL TEST & TRAINING CENTER (VTTC), and received a FANTASTIC Unclassified Briefing about the future of the VTTC.   The VTTC will be an unparalleled capability for the Air Force…right here in the Las Vegas area!  

Here's the official Website for the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis, of which the VTTC will be a part:  

https://www.nellis.af.mil/About/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/284150/us-air-force-warfare-center/ 


This event took place 1500-1700 on 27 Feb, and was held in the 549 CTS auditorium (across the street from Freedom Park).


 

Past Events

WEPTAC -- JAN 16 & 17, 2019

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-- At this show we discussed concepts for the proposed Creech pilot project to demonstrate use of a Small-Self Contained Nuclear Power Reactor to meet all their electrical needs (see information about the event we had on 15 Nov)

The WEPTAC (Weapons and Tactics Conference) is an independent  Industry Trade show open to all Defense Industry personnel & organizations, including Small Businesses who want to discuss or showcase their existing/future technologies & capabilities.  Register early for WEPTAC 2020, or consider attending to just walk the exhibits and exchange ideas with attendees. 

This show also presents an opportunity for members of the Defense Industry to meet with Warfighters who currently use, or potentially will use their products.   Attendees are also able to obtain direct feedback from the actual Warfighters on what they like and don't like about existing product technology, and hear about products they would like to see in the future.  

PAST EVENTS, Continued

Nov 15, 2018 Nuclear Energy for Military Use

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NevadansCAN Chairman and Energy Security Action Committee Leader, USAF Retired Colonel Bob Frank overviewed the possible path forward to establish Nevada as the National Engineering & Test Center for Carbon Free Power, with direct applicability to Military operations.   An immediate application would would be for a small, self contained Nuclear Reactor to 24/7/365 power Creech's unique, global, active war-fighting mission independently from the Civilian Grid.


Included was also a discussion about work in progress to establish a national nuclear fuel recycling and Nuclear Reactor manufacturing center, locally in Nevada.  


Be sure to view photos from the event at:  https://ndia-snv.org/nuclear-power-for-creech


WATCH THE ENTIRE EVENT VIDEO BY CLIKING HERE

OTHER PAST EVENTS

Oct 11, 2018 SBIR Workshop

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Building upon the Aug 23rd event, Joey Arora from AFWERX DC gave us a terrific overview of the newly applied AFWERX interface to the SBIR Process.  Per Joey's reference, take a look at https://afwerxdc.org/sbir/ for details.
 After the formal briefing concluded, Mr. Bob Cunningham http://www.gc2it.com/ and AFWERX Board Member fielded questions from the group, and facilitated a terrific synergy between all participants that continued on for a couple of hours.  Many great new Business relationships resulted from the dynamic ensuing conversations.

Sept 7, 2018 Visit to Creech AFB

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This was the follow-on to our extremely successful Military Dual Use Briefing of August 23rd held at AFWERX.
Armed  with the knowledge from that prior event, attendees had the first-hand background to understand what  they do at Creech AFB, meet the Leadership, learn what products &  services Creech is in search of, learn the "RPA Roadmap", and  understand their unclassified operational issues.
   Visit:  https://ndia-snv.org/creech-afb-visit to see photos from this event.

August 23, 2018 Dual Use Forum

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Attendees learned how to do business with the Military.  This all-inclusive event covered the pertinent topics that open the door to understanding the who, what, when and where of contracting with the Military.  This event was also the "Classroom", followed by the Sept 7th event at Creech where attendees met with the Air Force leadership.
Visit:  https://ndia-snv.org/dual-use-forum to see photos/video from this event, along with a documentation of all tools provided.