Artificial intelligence (AI)-driven situational awareness may help military anticipate future events

Oct. 25, 2021
Such tools are attractive to U.S. defense leaders as they prepare for compressed decision times in the future due to greater use of AI.

WASHINGTON – What if by leveraging today's artificial intelligence (AI) to predict events several days in advance, countries like the United States could simply avoid warfare in the first place? IEEE Spectrum reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

25 Oct. 2021 -- It sounds like the ultimate form of deterrence, a strategy that would save everyone all sorts of trouble and it's the type of visionary thinking that is driving U.S. military commanders and senior defense policymakers toward the rapid adoption of AI-enabled situational awareness.

In July 2021, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) conducted a third series of tests called the Global Information Dominance Experiments (GIDE), in collaboration with leaders from 11 combatant commands. The tests were in phases, each demonstrating the current capabilities of three interlinked AI-enabled tools: Cosmos, Lattice, and Gaia.

Gaia provides real-time situational awareness for any geographic location, using massive volumes of satellite imagery, communications data, intelligence reports, and sensor data. Lattice offers real-time threat tracking and response options. Cosmos allows for strategic and cloud-based collaboration across many different commands. Together, these decision tools are supposed to anticipate what adversaries will do ahead of time.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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