Research Fellow Dr. Bill Powers spoke at the Unmanned Systems (UxS) Symposium held in Arlington from April 16-17, 2018. Dr. Powers discussed the role that autonomous systems will play in the future of ISR, humanitarian efforts, training and armed conflict. He presented on what exists today and what will be possible and necessary in the future, as well as advances in other areas—such as machine learning, enhanced human cognition, power generation and storage, and partnerships between academia, the military and industry— that will be required to usher in the military’s future use of unmanned and autonomous systems.
Dr. Powers is a research fellow at the Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities (CETO), a think tank dedicated to identifying, examining, and determining solutions to emerging national security threats in support of Marine Corps operating forces. He has over 30 years experience in executive level management and aviation operations.