From HAL9000 to Pal9000:
Assuring our Autonomous Systems of the Future
Topic: Assured Autonomy — developing a framework to move the industry forward
Participants: Participants included people from diverse backgrounds, education and experiences in policy, academia, government, military and industry.
Goals: Small groups of individuals bringing diverse perspectives; thinking through challenges using an iterative and prototype approach to create an action framework. Facilitating networking and engagement.
Workshop Summary: In an increasingly complex world of technical innovation, integration, and complexity, finding consensus around ‘assurance’ can be overwhelming, and finding the paths to achieving it can seem downright impossible. The complexity of assuring our autonomous technology is immense, as autonomous systems span across domains, expertise, companies, and communities. Every stakeholder in our society — designers, builders, legislators, users, and more — each have a vested interest in the technology we interact with being safe, reliable, secure, and functional. We believe in the immense power of bringing together diverse perspectives of each stakeholder to explore both the current and future landscapes of assured autonomous systems.
So, we wanted to talk to professionals from across the industry! We invited XPONENTIAL attendees to participate in a highly collaborative workshop where they had a chance to collaborate with their peers, explore complex and diverse challenges, and create a shared vision of assured autonomy today so that we may achieve it tomorrow.
Overview: To start to know where we want to go, it’s important that we first understand where we are now in the current world. In this workshop, we started with the now, explored where we see the world going, and identified where we want to be. This workshop leveraged the combined expertise of participants to first investigate some of the current world challenges, then note key trends and predict both what the future may look like, but also identify what the desired future may look like. From there, in small and diverse teams that span a variety of different perspectives, each participant developed an action framework that they can take and use from the workshop onward.
Facilitators: Learn more about the impressive line-up of workshop facilitators.
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