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Ep. 008: Avoiding The Innovation Valley of Death
Episode 824th January 2023 • Warfighter Podcast • Warfighter Digital
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This week Colin has been finding all the rust holes on his Landrover chassis, whilst Tom was playing with ChatGPT, and some other AI tools. The results are revealed later in the episode.

This week the format changes slightly as we are joined by two guests from the UK Defence & Security Accelerator (DASA) - Stacey Crump and Tom Adamson. Our guests give us an introduction to the work of the organisation and how they seek to foster innovation and technology that can not only be used to support defence, but also more widely across government and society.

A particular challenge in the field of innovation research and development is taking an initial idea and prototype to adoption by the mass market. This has spawned a number of papers and even a book on the subject. Our guests discuss the approach DASA has taken to try and address the problem, with a number of specific examples and strategies.

DASA is an organisation that funds innovative ideas from any organisation large or small, outside of the UK as well as from within.

As ever we are joined by our intrepid journalist Andy Fawkes from MS&T, who takes us through some of the more recent Training & Simulation developments in the news, including

  • Joint India & Japan air exercises
  • Continued problems with IVAS XR funding in the US
  • Heavy Weapons in Ukraine - the training burden and its implications

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