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Maritime Security Challenges Virtual Sessions

After their successful debut in 2020, the Maritime Security Virtual Sessions will continue through the year 2021 until the next in-person MSC22 Conference, to take place in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on 22-24 March 2022.

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Virtual Session 6: “The Importance and Applications of AI to Naval Operations”

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 16h00 (4:00 pm) PDT

Captain George Galdorisi (United States Navy, Retired)

Captain George Galdorisi (United States Navy, Retired)

Director of Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific, U.S. Navy

 

While navies have used automated systems for many decades to enhance their decision-making speed and quality, such as close-in weapons systems (CIWS), artificial intelligence (AI) holds the promise of taking such augmentation to a whole new level. Maritime services in general have been gradually introducing autonomous systems, such as aerial and underwater drones, to remove menial tasks from crewed operations and improve the standard of data-gathering, leading to serious debate about how AI can be incorporated into non-routine tasks, such as active targeting and firing. However, significant questions remain as to how to effectively yet ethically integrate AI, including where to include people in decision loops, and how involved AI should be in making lethal decisions. US Navy Captain (retired) and New York Times best-selling author George Galdorisi, will lead a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of autonomous systems and AI for navies, and what the future might hold for these promising technologies.

Moderator: Capt(N) Sam  Sader

Download paper – The Importance and Applications of AI to Naval Operations”

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