Next Generation Autonomous Systems: Report on the Williams Foundation Seminar, April 8, 2021

By Robbin Laird

In this report, the key themes and presentations at the April 8, 2021, Williams Foundation seminar on Next Generation Autonomous Systems are highlighted. A number of interviews with participants are included as well as insights from earlier interviews from pre-COVID visits to Australia.

In addition, selected articles are included in an appendix which address the question of shaping a way ahead with regard to manned-unmanned teaming and the coming of autonomous systems.

The original seminar was scheduled for March 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19.