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March 28, 2023

Ep. 014: From Coalface to Creation, Why Bottom-Up Innovation Matters …

We know we talk a lot about innovation on this podcast, but this week we look into an interesting initiative to stimulate and grow ideas across all arms of the UK Armed Forces. The military relies on harnessing the latest …

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March 15, 2023

Ep. 013: Beyond Technology, Rethinking Defence Training - Christina B…

This episode is a different take to our normal subjects. We are joined by Christina Balis, Global Campaign Director for QinetiQ, who looks at the non-technological aspects to tackling the challenges of Training Transformation...

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March 7, 2023

Ep. 012: Synthetic Internet, The New Frontier - Robert Pratten

We are joined by the CEO of Conductrr, Robert Pratten, who takes the time to provide us with a masterclass in the development of virtual copies of the internet - or synthetic internet. While not necessarily a new idea, Robert...

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Feb. 23, 2023

Ep. 011: Unpicking the "Military Metaverse" - Joe Robinson

In a long anticipated episode, we are joined by Joe Robinson who is the CEO of Improbable Defence. In a wide ranging discussion, Joe kicks off by tackling the Metaverse question, defining what it means to Defence, and providi...

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Feb. 15, 2023

Ep. 010: The Psychology Behind Building Better Operators

For this episode we are pleased to be joined by Lon Bartel, who offers his insights from the perspective of Law Enforcement training. Lon is the VP of Training & Curriculum at VirTra, based in Arizona. He is a former …

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Feb. 7, 2023

Ep. 009: Real Time Graphics Explainer

For this episode we are very lucky to be joined by John Hoggard from Cranfield University based at the Defence Academy of the UK, in Shrivenham. John is a full time lecturer in Defence Simulation and Modelling, and teaches on...

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Jan. 24, 2023

Ep. 008: Avoiding The Innovation Valley of Death

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 ...

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Jan. 12, 2023

Ep. 007: Data Analytics on the Front Line

Tom has Starlink problems and Colin is wondering if it was wise to install AI to control his garage door. Lots of exciting episodes planned, not least from our sponsor, Improbable. This week the Warfighter Podcast is joined b...

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Dec. 31, 2022

Military Insider's Guide to Extended Reality (VR/AR/MR)

This episode, continuing our Education series, Tom and Colin are joined by Ian Ferguson who is a QGI working at the Royal School of Artillery, teaching and advising on simulation and training matters for the British Army. Ian...

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Dec. 21, 2022

Ep. 005: NATO Synthetic Training in the Multi-Domain Era

Tom is recovering from the usual bout of seasonal flu, but still finds time to reflect on what a fascinating time it is for the M&S world. As this is the penultimate episode for the year it was a chance …

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Dec. 7, 2022

Ep. 004: Demystifying Artificial Intelligence

Tom & Colin provide an update on their preview of the Improbable Defence Skyral platform, at their HQ in London. Colin has returned from I/ITSEC in Orlando and was able to see the Improbable Defence demo and provides a summar...

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Nov. 30, 2022

Understanding the Defence 3D Modeling Pipeline

Tom & Colin introduce the first episode of Season 1's education episodes. This episode is designed to be referred to when you (the listener!) have a need to 'gen up' on 3D modeling. Specifically related to the defence industr...

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Nov. 15, 2022

Ep. 002: Robot Wars - The Robotic Fighting Echelon

Tom & Colin discuss the forthcoming demo of the new Improbable platform that is scheduled for an early demonstration this week. Also some comments about the international breadth of listeners and guests scheduled for later ep...

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Nov. 1, 2022

Ep. 001: Building Better Warfighters

For our first episode, the Warfighter Podcast was honoured to host a real live, all-American Warfighter - Col Arnel David, US Army. Arnel speaks about what it means to be a Warfighter, and the importance of exercising the dec...

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