Future Operating Environment

STEM Theme Opening

By The Cove June 21, 2021

In the coming weeks The Cove Team will be focussing your attention towards our second theme for the year – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  This is an exciting and rapidly changing field which is why it is so important to keep abreast of the latest breakthroughs, innovations and thought provoking ideas. We have articles to share with you on cyber, autonomous systems, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), to name a few. We are still open to hearing your thoughts and ideas on how Army should build capability for the future battlespace. So, if you have something worth sharing, make sure to submit your article before this theme comes to an end (call for STEM articles here). 

Our STEM theme coincides with our upcoming Cove Conference occurring on 23 June, at Gallipoli Barracks, on Future Technologies of War. Support for this Conference has been overwhelming, with a huge number of registrations for attendance. As such registrations have now closed; however do not be disheartened, as it will be streamed live on our website via CoveTalks and on our Facebook page live events. Alternatively, you can check-in with us post-event to watch the recorded sessions. We have military and civilian experts presenting across: 

•    Megatrends
•    Future Land Warfare
•    Legalities and Ethics of Military Technologies
•    Autonomous Systems
•    Artificial Intelligence and
•    Military Robotics Technology.

Our keynote speaker Anders Sörman-Nilsson (LLB / EMBA), is a global futurist and innovation strategist who helps leaders decode trends, decipher ‘what’s next?’ and turns provocative questions into proactive strategies. He will also be involved in a plenary session alongside our own Director General of Future Land Warfare, Brigadier Ian Langford, DSC and Bars to discuss what the Australian Army is going to look like in the next 20 years. 

If the self-paced approach is more your style, consider logging on to ADELE(U) and taking a deep dive into some of the COVE+ STEM modules available.  Some topics include; Introduction to Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Scientific Skills and Communication, Robotics, Introduction to Software Design and Programming, and AR and VR in Training.

Whichever way you choose to engage with our STEM themed content in the coming weeks, your time will be well invested and may leave you with some thought provoking ideas to make your way into the second half 2021. 



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The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.

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