Ryan McCarthy: Army Focuses on Cloud as Precursor to AI

Ryan McCarthy
Ryan McCarthy

The U.S. Army is working on its cloud architecture and intends to do so for two more years before investing in artificial intelligence technology, Fedscoop reported Friday.

Ryan McCarthy, secretary of the Army, said at an American Enterprise Institute event that cloud would serve as the groundwork for the service branch's future AI-related efforts.

He said, referencing financial industry professionals, that cloud architecture is the basis of algorithms that inform decision making.

The focus on cloud as an AI precursor aims to accelerate decision making in the battlefield from minutes to a second, McCarthy noted.

The Army's cloud investment over the next years would exceed $700M, according to the secretary.

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