Mad Scientists: Brainpower next frontier in Army’s arsenal | Article | The United States Army

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“Cognitive dominance is critical to winning in a complex world, experts say.”

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Nov. 10, 2015) — “Human performance will be as important, if not more important, than technology in 2030,” predicted a high-level Army intelligence expert.

The reason is that “we’ve seen an erosion in our technological advantage to overmatch adversaries,” a trend that will continue, said Thomas Greco, G-2 for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

Greco and Dr. Kira Hutchinson, director, intelligence/engagement, TRADOC, G-2, spoke during a Nov. 9 media teleconference that summarized findings of the Mad Scientist 2015 conference’s “Human Dimension 2025 and Beyond: Building Cohesive Teams to Win in a Complex World,” held Oct. 27 – 28 on Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Mad Scientist is an annual event that brings together thousands of U.S. and international leading scientists, innovators and thinkers from industry and academia at the conference and through virtual attendance.

“It’s about asking disruptive questions,” Greco said of the goal of Mad Scientist, and it’s about “challenging the Army’s traditional-held beliefs and group think.”

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