Col. Jarrett Mathews of the Army wants to offer special operations troops with a completely functional human-machine teaming system that gives them access to the entire internet and improves their ability in areas like language translation, augmented reality, and thorough situational awareness.
Army Col. Jarrett Mathews, the acquisition director of the SOCOM task force over the “hyper-enabled operator,” envisions giving special operations teams new technology to enhance their capabilities. Mathews wants to provide operators with a fully capable human-machine teaming system that has access to the entire internet. Although the technology does not currently exist, Mathews and his team are collaborating with industry to make it a reality. They are working on language processing capabilities, voice-to-voice translation, and augmented reality for viewing the environment with layers of data. Their goal is to create a comprehensive information system that includes mapping software, social media feeds, and more to provide operators with a clear picture of their surroundings without relying on drones or cloud computing.