Self-Governance in Trusted Autonomous Systems
Project Lead Organisation:
University of Wollongong
The University of Wollongong and Macquarie University, along with BAE Systems are developing a novel conceptual framework and associated systems engineering methodologies for realising resilient self-governance capabilities in trusted autonomous systems.
As the complexity of autonomous systems increases, the degree of self-governance in the military domain will also increase. Datalink denial, in particular, can result in loss of communications, which must be compensated with self-governance. For these reasons, platform and system autonomous solutions will continue to lean further towards self-governance.
The project aimed to develop a novel conceptual framework and its computational underpinning for realizing self-governance capabilities in trusted autonomous systems for Defence.
The project team successfully established a number of tools to evaluate the trustworthiness of autonomous platforms and the Decision Analyst Tool which enables the allocation of decisions to either human operators or autonomous AI components.