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Our newsletters, podcasts and webinars all draw on extensive professional engineering, asset management and programme management expertise, innovative technology, maritime heritage, and decades of experience to promote discussion and inspire new ways of thinking.
Defining Intelligent System Competence: In this webinar we explore the complex questions surrounding the point at which intelligent systems can be deemed to be suitably self-sufficient, and therefore qualified to autonomously conduct the responsibilities for which they were designed. The proliferation of intelligent systems promises to revolutionise the ways in which we conduct our business. The technology and the people required to implement such advances are maturing rapidly — but how can we be sure that society is ready for the introduction of highly intelligent systems and, conversely, that such systems are competent to operate in a fast-paced, ever-evolving and unpredictable world?
Navigating the Ethics of AI: Along with global, social political and economic responses to COVID-19, we are witnessing accelerated digital transformation with an increased focus on autonomy and artificial intelligence. Autonomy is now being introduced and accepted into many aspects of life, from robot shop floor assistants and AI customer service chat-bots, the rise of tele-healthcare and using robots as stand-ins at university graduations in an effort to reduce human contact and the spread of the virus. This webinar focuses on the ethical and legal implications concerning the use and development of Autonomous Weapons Systems.
We explore innovations, insights and ideas relevant to the defence and security industries, organised into themed series, so you can easily discover the content most relevant to you. Conversational and informative, we draw on our professional engineering, asset management and programme management experience to discuss the problems of today and explore the ideas of tomorrow.
In this episode of our new podcast series, we talk to Richard Westgarth, Head of Campaigns at BMT about digital transformation and the fourth industrial revolution. We talk about how the dynamic if not turbulent future we’re facing is going to start to fundamentally change modern organisations and how this rate of change may catch some organisations by surprise.
Innovation is at the heart of digital transformation. In episode 3 of our series on digital transformation we discuss the importance of creating a culture of innovation and what it takes to achieve this, including the impact of leadership, investment, processes, and people.