Army’s AI Task Force Focusing on Next-Gen Mgmt Systems, Partnerships

Jeff Brody

The U.S. Army’s Artificial Intelligence Task Force is working on new projects such as predictive maintenance capabilities for helicopters and an AI application that will assist officials in talent management. The Army said Tuesday that its AI Task Force was created last year as part of a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University and the Army Futures Command.

Maj. Kevin Goulding, a data scientist for the AI TF, said he intends to develop an optimization algorithm for the AI-based talent management platform that will simplify base assignment functions for branch managers. Col. Doug Matty, AI TF deputy director, noted that the task force aims to “push algorithms forward to the tactical edge” through its collaborative efforts with the Department of Defense’s Joint AI Center.

The task force has been working with the AFC’s cross-functional teams and was “able to leverage existing relationships” with academic partners at CMU through the Army Research Lab, according to Matty. He added that AFC is currently open to working with small businesses, startups and mid-level companies.

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