The U.S. Air Force launched an initiative to address the military service's concerns through the presentation of various concepts. Three groups of students from Air University's squadron officer school were tasked to pitch their ideas in updating the service branch's set of processes to senior officials as part of the Think Tank initiative, the Air Force said Monday. The concepts are intended to cover select areas of research including machine learning and advanced algorithms.
The participants were given ten minutes each to present and explain their concepts to Air Force captains. Col. Jason Trew, commander at the 30th Student Squadron, said the participants will receive training on design fundamentals derived from military, academic and industry practices worldwide.
"What they learn and practice are directly applicable to the strategic thinking skills that are highly valuable to leaders at all levels," Trew added.