Autonomous Military Systems

  • Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and a U.S. Army captain examine a field artillery safety diagram at Yausubetsu Training Area, Japan, photo by U.S. Army


    How Japan Can Prepare for Future Conflicts

    When it comes to emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and unmanned systems, how does Japan compare to other countries? How can it deter and counter possible aggression from an adversary that is more advanced in these technology areas?

    Jul 29, 2021

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    Deceive the Enemy with Emerging Technologies

    By using technology to deceive and confuse adversaries, the U.S. Navy can gain a competitive edge.

    Feb 4, 2021

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    An Experiment in Tactical Wargaming with Platforms Enabled by Artificial Intelligence

    RAND researchers explored the capabilities and limitations of future artificial intelligence and machine learning weapon systems in two wargame experiments that brought together operators and engineers.

    Dec 29, 2020

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    Alexi Drew

    Senior Analyst
    Education Ph.D. in politics and international relations, Royal Holloway, University of London

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    Krystyna Marcinek

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.A. in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies, Jagiellonian University, Poland

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    Theodora Ogden

    Research Assistant
    Education M.Sc. in crisis & security management, Leiden University; L.L.M. in human rights law, Birkbeck College, University of London; B.Soc.Sc. (Hons) in international relations and politics, The University of Manchester