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CALFS18 - Session 4 - The character of future Indo-Pacific land forces

Event Date: 
Thursday, 6 September, 2018

Session 4 of the Chief of Army Land Forces Seminar 2018 (CALFS18) entitled ‘The character of future Indo-Pacific land forces’ was presented by Major General Kathryn Toohey (Head Land Capability), General Robert B Brown (Commanding General United States Army Pacific), Professor Ji You (Head, Department of Government and Public Administration University of Macau) and Professor Genevieve Bell (Distinguished Professor Florence Violet McKenzie Chair, Director of the Autonomy, Agency & Assurance (3A) Institute Australian National University). This final session firmly placed the focus on the importance of people in the land force. Major General Toohey introduced the idea of rethinking the need for Army specialists next to generalists. Professor Ji spoke of the cultural change needed for all regional forces to embrace "jointness". Professor Bell gave a particularly informative presentation on the complex human considerations of artificial intelligence, and General Brown asserted that to thrive in the ambiguity and chaos which characterises the current environment, interoperability required a new patience to integrate people and processes rather than systems.

This session includes the following presenters:

  • Head Land Capability, Major General Kathryn Toohey - MAJGEN Toohey introduced the idea of rethinking the need for Army specialists next to generalists.

 

  • Head, Department of Government and Public Administration University of Macau, Professor Ji You - Professor Ji spoke of the cultural change needed for all regional forces to embrace jointness.

  • Distinguished Professor Florence Violet McKenzie Chair, Director of the Autonomy, Agency & Assurance (3A) Institute Australian National University, Professor Genevieve Bell - Professor Bell gave a particularly informative presentation on the complex human considerations of artificial intelligence.

  • Commanding General United States Army Pacific, General Robert B Brown - Gen Brown asserted that to thrive in the ambiguity and chaos which characterises the current environment, interoperability required a new patience to integrate people and processes rather than systems.

 

Event Location: 

Adelaide Convention Centre

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