Army Launching Efforts to Modify Commercial AI Tech for Military Use

Jeff Brody

The U.S. Army is working to apply and modify commercially available artificial intelligence technology to better suit military applications, Federal News Network reported Thursday.

Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins, commander of the Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, said the service branch seeks to develop AI capabilities that run on human-machine teaming technology for logistics and sustainment, situational awareness and adversary behavior analysis. The Army also wants to deploy autonomous vehicles to incorporate leader-follower capabilities and collaborate with human-operated convoy vehicles as part of the initiative.

According to Wills, these kinds of technologies “will probably begin to manifest themselves in Army capabilities over the next 10 years, through increments.” Previously, the service signed an approximately $72 million agreement with Carnegie Mellon University to conduct research and development activities on human-AI teaming technologies, the CCDC head noted.

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