The conference will address the potential for human-machine combat teaming, implications for force design, disinvestment strategies and people from the year 2035.
The emergence of autonomous and remotely controlled systems as mature weapon systems has taken half a century to arrive, but there are signs that by 2035 such systems will be able to mitigate for scale and mass in warfare. Adversaries are also harnessing these systems: a democratisation of weapons and sensors seems likely.
But different states (and their cultures) will have a different approach to the part played by humans within warfare systems of the future. If the West is to place a warfighter in the driving seat, will this provide the decisive edge in warfare or will it simply slow down decision-making and provide enemies with advantages of pace and tempo?
Corporate members: £600
Student (limited to 30 places): £75