Human-machine networks are defined by the integration of autonomy and narrow artificial intelligence to accelerate processes, collective understanding, and effects.

Examples of emergent and disruptive technologies are artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, internet of things consisting of low-cost sensors, super-empowered individuals, and additive manufacturing (3D printing).

Everyone from corporations to the military is using artificial intelligence networks as proxies to deliver more deniable and innovative strategies. The efficacy of human-machine teaming correlates to partnering, engaging, shaping, deterring, and winning the hearts and minds if humanity.