· Innovation is largely driven by the commercial sector, outpacing the defence enterprise. How should militaries reform procurement to circumvent lengthy bureaucratic procedures and field game-changing technologies at pace? How should militaries approach experimentation to drive innovation into the hands of the Warfighter?
· AI certification and integration on platforms remains to be a challenge due to the lack of a legislative framework to support autonomy. Integrating data on autonomous platforms is complicated by legal and ethical complexities, as the human has to remain in the loop of decision-making. What provisions need to be taken to simplify AI certification and ensure data reliability?
· Information sharing is key to driving innovation. How can information sharing and collaboration between militaries, armed forces, academia, intelligence services, and the commercial sector be improved?
Major General (retd.) Andrew Sharpe
Director of the British Army’s Centre for Analysis and Conflict Research
Strategy and Security Institute