Interim Report

Based on the Understanding Phase findings, NATO has identified the following priorities:
- Develop a Critical Thinking online course
- Develop improvements to the decision making processes

- Leverage technologies, including VR and AI to develop tools in support of better cognition and better decision making

1 Jun 21 Cognition Workshop Report

Cognition includes three interrelated aspects that are reflected in the structure of the workshop: information, decision-making and neuroscience.

Cognitive Warfare

As global conflicts take on increasingly asymmetric and "grey" forms, the ability to manipulate the human mind employing neurocognitive science techniques and tools is constantly and quickly increasing. This complements the more traditional techniques of manipulation through information technology and information warfare, making the human increasingly targeted in the cognitive warfare. 

An Attack on Truth and Thought

Alonso Bernal, Cameron Carter, Ishpreet Singh, Kathy Cao, Olivia Madreperla

Supervised by Lawrence Aronhime and Alexander Cocron

Johns Hopkins University

Cognitive BioTechnology

Alonso Bernal, Cameron Carter, Melanie Kemp, Ujwal Arunkumar Taranth, Klinzman Vaz

Supervised by Lawrence Aronhime and Alexander Cocron

Johns Hopkins University

Analysis Facing Worldwide Jihadist Violence and Conflicts

S├ębastien Laurent & Nicolas Israel

The combination of Social Sciences and System Engineering can help the Analyst to improve the production of Intelligence and develop elements of strategic forecasting. In this study, the authors detail the methodology through which they succeeded in integrating social science concepts into the intelligence process. To do so, they present an innovative method (called Weber) that has been applied in 2016 to Jihadist violence as part of operational research. The findings of Weber are illustrated in 7 geographical poles.

Known Enemies

August Cole

Famous author August Cole was commissioned by the Innovation Hub to draw upon his writing and imaginative abilities to create a picture of what NATO operations could be like in the year 2040.

2040: An Information Odyssey

Nicole Matejic

NATO may not be particularly inclined towards information warfare, but information warfare has long been interested in NATO.

Intelligence Amplification

Joseph Carvalko

This paper focuses on co-evolving technological paths related to genetic enhancement, neural adjuncts in the form of nanotechnology, and neural interfaces, each of which stands to dramatically impact human intelligence up to and beyond the year 2040.

Emerging Neuroscience and Technology

James Giordano

Ongoing developments in neuroscience and technology make the brain sciences valid, viable, and of growing value for operational use in warfare, intelligence, and national security applications.