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Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Military Applications of New-Generation Computing Technologies.
DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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Task Force members were carefully selected to provide a wide range of impartial views on military applications and the probabilities these applications have for success within the Strategic Computing Program. They come from Defense, industry, and the research and development RD community universities and other not-for-profit organizations. The Task Force sought to discover the critical military questions to which machine intelligence technology is the potential answer. This was done with the recognition that 1 Machine intelligence capabilities are not widely understood. 2 Few needs have been established in developmental areas accessible to an unclassified inquiry. 3 Technologists are currently walking the difficult line between being banal and fantastical. 4 Universities have an existing momentum which is different from the applications orientation needed for military demonstrations. 5 The military programs are not knee-jerk responses to Japanese programs in Fifth Generation Computing. They are serious technological RD activities. Successful military applications will require both machine intelligence technology and computer hardware development.
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