The future of warfare rests on the ability of the armed forces to extract and unlock actionable insights from data to gain an advantage over adversaries on the battlefield wherever it may be–land, air, sea, cyberspace, or Space. To that end, the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) is working on tools to help in joint, all-domain operations. JAIC officials have reported the center is involved in the Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS), the leading technical solution for the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JAC2) concept. The center is specifically focused on working to harness AI to link together systems involved in intelligence-gathering phase to the operations piece of all-domain operations. The JAIC is also working on an operations cognitive assistant tool to provide commanders with more rapid and efficient decision-making capabilities through AI-enabled predictive analytics, according to JAIC officials.
Meanwhile, the Army is engaged in a series of live fire exercises to show how AI can work together to automatically detect threats, take sensor data from all domains, select the best weapon systems to respond to any given threat in seconds. AI/ML and related technologies have great potential to transform how the DoD and national security agencies operate and deliver on their mission. AI/ML clearly plays an integral role in driving the DoD toward “A Common Defense: Modern. Innovative. Joint,” AFCEA DC’s overarching theme for 2021. But these but these technologies require military leaders to think in new ways about technology, policy, and workforce strategies.
Please join AFCEA DC for a virtual event on AI/ML on February 9, 2021 to hear DoD leaders and technology experts discuss how the military services can harness the power of AI/ML to accelerate innovation across acquisition, policy, technology, and workforce strategies.