April 30 – May 3: Educational Program | May 1 - 3: Exhibits

Reasons to Attend AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018

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XPONENTIAL 2018 offers a broad-based, balanced educational program brimming with cutting-edge content and inspirational insights—from policy implications and technical challenges to use cases across vertical markets and everything in between.

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Counter UAS, Persistent Surveillance and AI in the Field

  • Room: 205
Tuesday, May 01, 2018: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Tim Sheehy
Ascent Vision Technologies


A binary decision, shoot, don’t shoot. Stop, go. Left, Right, Faster, Slower. Up, down. Kill, don’t kill. These are the binary decisions that our sensors and platforms enable on a daily basis. Ultimately, regardless of tech specs, innovation and science, our end users need us to enable the binary decision they have to make, which at times could mean life and death. How do we create the conditions for an optimal binary decision?  Helping the human to see things they wouldn’t normally see and know things they wouldn’t normally know. From this, a binary decision can be made more quickly and more correctly than ever before. Whether the mission is defeating malicious UAVs, securing a large public venue or analyzing a vast data set quickly, building a system that empowers the human decision instead of replacing it is the critical path for our industry.