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  1. The Naval Ships of the Future

    Image Credit: Startpoint Data is set to be king when building tomorrow’s intelligent ship Stealth, lasers and electric technologies may come to mind when thinking of what a futuristic naval ship might look like in the future. But that might be only skin-deep, say observers. The intelligent vessels of tomorrow will see futuristic “hyper-intelligent” frigates performing the role of multiple ships at once – computing and calculating multiple data sets along various points of threats or information, acting as a “mothership” for its autonomous vehicles on board, and revolutionising a cultural shift in the way it recruits the next generation

  2. Disaster Relief: A need for trust

    Information and transparency are keys in successful mission planning When natural or humanitarian disasters strike, who does what? What information is shared, how is it shared and why should it be shared? These are questions that stakeholders and responders in humanitarian and disaster relief (HADR) missions often need answers to. But when multiple players are involved with each assuming its own set of responsibilities and fulfilling its own personal interests, information sharing and transparency become tenuous, often ending up bottlenecked when plans lack a central agency conducting efforts. In 2015, for example, a series of earthquakes struck Nepal and across