Sentient data may one day augment Soldier capability

"Sentient data," or information that can feel and perceive things, might one day protect Soldiers and their networks, said a leading scientist at U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Mad Scientist Conference at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., April 30, 2015. (Photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. DeNoris A. Mickle)

“Sentient data,” or information that can feel and perceive things, might one day protect Soldiers and their networks, said a leading scientist at U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Mad Scientist Conference at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., April 30, 2015. (Photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. DeNoris A. Mickle)

By David Vergun, Army News Service

“Sentient data” that can feel and perceive things might one day protect Soldiers and their networks, a leading scientist said.

Thomas F. Greco, director of intelligence, G-2, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, spoke during a media roundtable, April 30, about findings from the TRADOC-sponsored 2015 Mad Scientist Conference at Georgetown University, and attended by top scientists, innovators and thinkers throughout academia, industry and government.

The conference addressed how existing technologies will be used in new ways in 2025 and beyond and what new technologies would become game changers then.

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