Artificial intelligence (AI) may help U.S. military and allies collaborate on future warfighting efforts

Feb. 22, 2021
Military includes allies to develop joint warfighting systems like the Air Force Advanced Battle Management System or Army’s Project Convergence.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. and allies are using a new forum started by the Pentagon’s top artificial intelligence (AI) office to work toward developing AI systems that can connect in the future to help them fight better together. Defense News reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

22 Feb. 2021 -- The Partnership for Defense, started by the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center last September, is laying the groundwork for future AI-enabled joint warfighting capabilities that must connect to each other for the U.S. and its allies to fight effectively as a coalition.

One day, the countries could collaborate on other AI-backed efforts, such as sharing data from sensors that track how machines run to predict when maintenance is needed before parts fail, possibly during a mission when there’s no time to lose for repairs or replacements. Or the allies could use AI for data about shipping and supply movements to improve logistics efficiency.

The end goal is for the allied nations to be ready to cooperate easily on AI-driven projects in the future. But first, the U.S. and partner countries must start at a basic level of readying data for artificial intelligence, viewing the information as a war-fighting resource. That starts with keeping and storing all of the facts and figures that AI needs to work.

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John Keller, chief editor
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