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Autonomous System

(networking, routing)
(AS) A collection of routers under a single administrative authority, using a common Interior Gateway Protocol for routing packets.

autonomous system

A network that is administered by a single set of management rules that are controlled by one person, group or organization. Autonomous systems often use only one routing protocol, although multiple protocols can be used. The core of the Internet is made up of many autonomous systems. See ASN, BGP, routing protocol and path vector protocol. See also self-driving car.
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As stated in the recently published Defense Science Board Summer Study on Autonomy, the design cycle of an autonomous system is envisioned as a continuous process that "begins with experimentation and development of doctrine and CONOPs, followed by specification of operational requirements, and proceeds to system design, development, testing, training, operations, and maintenance.
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powered, autonomous system will gain an audit-able trail of interactions and decisions made, accomplished by hashing information about each agent task to the blockchain so it cannot be changed.

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