Mettre un moteur dans vos recherches prospectives ? – La Prospective

Ce billet présente un « outil collatéral » fort utile mis en place suite à l’analyse des différentes sources de documents de prospective réalisée ensemble avec Dr. Rebeca Valledor et M. David Borel de la coopérative Centredoc, dans le cadre du projet FOCUS.

Dans toute recherche d’information, une étape cruciale est de choisir les bonnes sources. La variété (et quantité) est énorme : sites web, articles des journaux – scientifiques ou pas – , blogs, projets de recherche, thèses, réseaux sociaux, brevets, etc. Le choix dépend énormément de la question à laquelle on veut répondre et/ou la situation dans laquelle on se trouve.

Lors d’une démarche prospective, il peut s’avérer utile de consulter des informations provenant des sources spécialisées. Des nombreux gouvernements disposent d’équipes focalisées sur la prospective, des associations et « think tanks » à un niveaux étatiques et international réfléchissent sur les futurs possibles, tout comme des organisations internationales analysent les conséquences futures des technologies, etc. Un grand nombre de résultats d’études prospectives, de rapports d’analyse ou de recommandations au niveau politique se trouvent ouvertement sur le web. Ces sources constituent un excellent point de départ.

Une analyse approfondie nous a permis d’identifier plus de 60 sources proposant de l’information dans le domaine de la prospective. Mais une fois les sources identifiées, la question qui se pose est : comment trouver la bonne information parmi toutes celles-ci ?

Source et article complet : La Prospective

DEFTECH-SCAN November 2020

This DEFTECH SCAN reports on and assesses occurrences in military technology and capability development taking place from late September through late November. This issue in particular reflects the increasing pace and progress of defence technology development and innovation efforts not just in the United States, China, and Russia, but especially in midsized and even small militaries throughout the world. The report includes updates from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Israel, Australia, France, Japan, and India in addition to the three large militaries mentioned above.

This volume includes a description of a separate demonstration of an energy capture and storage technology for drones that was also developed by Delft Technical University, signalling not just that this particular university is engaged in interesting and potentially impactful research, but more fundamentally the importance of academia and applied research institutes in the defence innovation ecosystem. Assessment of continued development of Russian exoskeletons and China’s drone swarms—both regularly touched on themes in these reports—also appear in this report.

Source & Full report : DEFTECH

DEFTECH-SCAN September 2020

This DEFTECH SCAN reports on and assesses key developments in military technology and capability development taking place from late July through mid-September. It includes developments from the United States—which saw an especially active reporting period—Russia, China, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and India among other countries involved in the discussion around the ethics and safety of defence and security applications of artificial intelligence.

The reporting period included at least three especially significant defence technology breakthroughs in the United States: 1) the shock announcement of the flying in the real world of a digitally designed sixth generation fighter jet; 2) the victory of an artificial intelligence algorithm over a human pilot in a virtual dogfight; and 3) the interception of a manoeuvrable cruise missile by a hypervelocity projective fired from a howitzer.

Source & Full report : DEFTECH