Mary 'Missy' Cummings, Professor at MIT, discusses fighter pilots and the power of drones with WIRED's Chris Anderson."
Chris Anderson has served as editor in chief of WIRED since 2001. Under his leadership, the magazine has garnered nine National Magazine Awards and 19 additional nominations and has won the prestigious top prize for General Excellence three times. In 2010, AdWeek named WIRED the Magazine of the Decade. Anderson is the author of two New York Times best sellers, The Long Tail and Free: The Future of a Radical Price, both of which are based on influential articles published in WIRED. He is also a cofounder of 3D Robotics, an open source robotics company. Before joining WIRED, he was a business and technology editor at The Economist. He began his media career at the two premier science journals, Nature and Science. In 2007, Anderson was named to the Time 100, the news magazine’s annual list of the world’s most influential people.
Mary "Missy" Cummings
Mary "Missy" Cummings is an associate professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. In 2004 she founded the Humans and Automation Lab (HAL), devoted to researching and improving the interaction between humans and complex autonomous systems. A graduate of the US Naval Academy, Cummings spent a decade in the military, becoming one of the Navy's first female fighter pilots. After earning a PhD in systems engineering from the University of Virginia, she joined MIT, where, among other things, she's working to design better supervisory control systems for autonomous aircraft. In addition to teaching in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department, Cummings also holds appointments in MIT's Engineering Systems Division and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.