U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) explores artificial intelligence (AI) for the future battlefield

SOCOM is crafting a new AI and machine learning strategy to inform its future spending, and improve technologies across the military services.

Socom Ai Strategy 13 Aug 2019

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Advancements in technology are spurring U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to examine how it can improve its artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities on a data-driven battlefield. National Defense magazine reports. Continue reading original article

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13 Aug. 2019 -- To do this, Special Operations Command officials are crafting a new AI and machine learning strategy to inform its future spending. These advancements are expected to improve technologies across the core military services as well.

The U.S. Department of Defense earlier this year released an AI strategy geared toward advancing the technology to counter peer competitors such as Russia and China.

SOCOM’s roadmap is being created using ideas such as the Jeff Bezos strategy for developing Amazon, trends in industry, and lessons learned through the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center.

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