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QUEST Discussion Topics, Oct 12th

QUEST Discussion Topics
October 12th, 2012

One of the really interesting discussion threads we’ve been pursuing is how to go from sensors to sensing. Conventional approaches follow the false premise that there is a distinct step between measurements and then exploitation. QUEST has argued against ALL staged models. The DARPA Mathematics of Sensing, Exploitation and Execution (MSEE) program is attempting to ‘teach sensors how to think’. By focusing on an intrinsic, objective-driven unification of sensing and exploitation the hope is to advance machine interpretation of reality. The driver problems being investigated as part of MSEE include the QUEST driver problems of developing actionable intelligence ‘products’ from imagery, video, communications intercepts and target tracking information. The idea is that by demonstrating from those very distinct sensors the ability for the sensor to determine what relevant data is you can address the drowning in data challenge. Our own Dr. Jared Culbertson will give us an update on the ongoing effort and its relation to the common framework we have been seeking in our QUEST mathematics group.

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  1. Paul Phister
    October 12, 2012 at 8:26 am

    I believe we are (or have) moving from Information Centric to Knowledge Centric under the Net-Centricity concept. Having sensors “think” supports that we have Centers of Knowledge (in this case the sensors) that can be distributed. This will have a profound aspect when dealing with “effects” in planning. Where we used to focus on “Centers of Gravity” we now have to focus on “Centers of Knowledge” (which could be as small as a single person).

  2. Paul Phister
    October 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Or, conversely, the Center of Knowledge could as well be the “super sensor” that all the other sensors communicate with.

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