L3Harris developing artificial-intelligence (AI)-based image processing tool for intelligence analysts

April 2, 2020
Intelligence analysts want to use AI tools to sift through data created by many sensors and pick out the most important information for human analysts.

MELBOURNE, Fla. – L3Harris Technologies Inc. in Melbourne, Fla., is building a system to help military intelligence analysts use artificial intelligence (AI) to identify objects in large digital images. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article

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2 April 2020 -- “In general, there’s a big challenge with the amount of remote sensing data that’s coming down, whether that’s from space or airborne assets,” says Will Rorrer, principal of business development for geospatial and image processing at L3Harris.

“So there’s lots of imagery and other data types coming down from above, so much so that it really can’t be looked at in its entirety — certainly not exploited in its entirety — by traditional means (with) purely human analysts. And so things like counting objects in imagery, monitoring different places, that’s where there’s a natural adoption of machine learning type of techniques,” he says.

L3Harris officials declined to share who the end customer for their intelligence product will be or the exact value of their multimillion dollar contract, which was issued by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.

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