NEW LONDON, Conn. – Evolving technology is fundamental to Coast Guard operations. This spring Cyber Systems and Management majors at the Academy shared their group research on the subject at the University of North Georgia (UNG) Symposium. The panel discussion highlighted six emerging technologies in the military and how they could be implemented in various Coast Guard missions.
- Artificial intelligence
- Directed energy weapons
- Hypersonic weapons
- Lethal autonomous weapons
- Quantum technology
First Class Cadet Abby Nitz researched artificial Intelligence.
“This was my first time participating in a research symposium, which was very exciting and enlightening. The research was ongoing, so in the future, if I ever do anything like this again, I would like to have completed my study and leave less up in the air. Still, it is always great to practice public speaking and share what we are learning,” said Nitz.
Second Class Cadet Branyelle Carillo studied Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWS).
“The maritime industry is currently implementing the use of autonomous weapons in general. Overall, we were able to take it a step further in finding research for these military technologies such as LAWS,” said Carillo. “The research of emerging technologies is important because changes in technology affect an officer’s day-to-day mission. As an officer we have to understand how evolving technology will impact us as well as knowing what steps we have to take in order to adapt to these emerging technologies,” said Carillo.
Watch the presentation.