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January 26, 2023

Artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) are paving the way for future military activities, and the Navy’s Project Overmatch is exploring how to use them to develop strategies that keep the U.S. ahead of near-peer adversaries such as Russia and China. Vessels utilizing these technologies will evolve to learn the right behaviors in real time and ultimately better suit the mission at hand with its decision-making capabilities. Manned-unmanned teaming on platforms enabled by autonomous mission and situational awareness payloads is increasingly important to military success. Unmanned autonomous targeting will prove critical for improved lethality and survivability of manned platforms, but its success will still depend on quality AI/ML implementation. In this webcast, Defense News examined how families of autonomous systems are employed, how AI/ML improves system autonomy and how unmanned and autonomy solutions are redefining the Navy’s operational capabilities, both now and in the future.

Guest Speakers:

Bryan Clark
Senior Fellow and Director,
Center for Defense Concepts and Technology,
Hudson Institute

Bill Drexel
Associate Fellow,
Technology and National Security,
Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Christopher J. DeMello
Sr Manager,
Engineering Management and Autonomous Surface Vehicles Chief Engineer,