Special operations using artificial intelligence, personality traits for recruiting the best warfighters

June 8, 2020
While athletic prowess still is at the top of the special operations must-haves, there are some more technical skills that could set hopefuls apart.

WASHINGTON – With less than 1 percent of young Americans willing and able to join the military, even fewer of whom can pass special operations selection, each service is looking at creative ways to use the skills and attributes would-be operators can bring to the table. Military Times reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

8 June 2020 -- That includes ranking the importance of technology experience for some services, while in others, using data and artificial intelligence (AI) to pinpoint who might be the best fit.

Air Force Special Operations Command is using algorithms for its recruiting, according to its boss, with 30 years’ worth of data collected from its force.

As in other areas of combat operations, physical prowess has been seen as the number-one indicator of effectiveness, but that is evolving. Experts are using algorithms and data mining to uncover what makes the most successful special operators.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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