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DoD Office Seeks to Integrate AI Into Military Programs; Chris Shank Quoted

The Defense Department‘s Strategic Capabilities Office has identified programs wherein SCO believes it can apply artificial intelligence to assist military operations, C4ISRNET reported Friday.

SCO Director Chris Shank said nearly one-third of the office’s projects cover AI, machine learning or autonomous technology and seek to advance prototypes into tools.

“My job is to keep momentum going,” Shank told C4ISRNET in an interview.

“What I am trying to do is take it from a startup organization to a long-term sustainable one.”

The office supports the U.S. Navy‘s efforts to sustain fourth-generation fighter aircraft with technology under the Paladium initiative. A sub-project called Jarvis looks to implement a robotics platform for field maintainers to sustain and rebuild equipment parts.

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