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Army Seeks to Encourage Troops to Trust AI Through Project Ridgway; Col. Dan Kearney Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. Army has launched a training program that seeks to encourage soldiers to use and develop artificial intelligence tools to gain military advantage on the battlefield. Through Project Ridgway, the Army wants commanders and service members to recognize the importance of digital data and how it could be put to use to improve survivability in future conflicts.

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Navy Advances AI Development; Brett Vaughan Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. Navy is advancing the development of artificial intelligence applications to support warfighting, readiness, sustainment and other functions. Brett Vaughan, the Navy’s chief AI officer and portfolio manager at the Office of Naval Research, discussed how AI could help the service in areas such as decision-making and autonomy with unmanned platforms.

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DARPA’s Air Combat Evolution Program Prepares for Phase 2 Subscale Live Flights; Col. Dan Javorsek Quoted

Col. Dan Javorsek

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is halfway through the first phase of a program that conducts human-machine collaborative dogfighting to advance the development of a scalable, trusted artificial intelligence-driven autonomy for air combat. DARPA said Thursday that the Air Combat Evolution program has made several achievements including live flights of an L-29 jet trainer. 

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Stephen Russell on How Cloud Helps Advance DEVCOM Army Research Lab’s Work

OCONUS Cloud Strategy

Stephen Russell, information sciences division chief at DEVCOM, Army Research Laboratory (ARL), said ARL uses cloud and network infrastructure to conduct research, perform materials modeling and advance the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. Russell also discussed the internet of battlefield things concept and mentioned his division’s efforts to advance tactical edge computing.

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NIST Studies Performance of Algorithms Created After Pandemic’s Arrival in Recognition of Masked Faces

Facial Recognition

A National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) study has found that face recognition algorithms developed after the COVID-19 pandemic’s onset have exhibited better performance in identifying masked faces than software created before the pandemic. The study evaluated the performance of 65 post-COVID-19 algorithms in addition to previous software tested on masked faces. 

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Will Roper: Air Force, Boeing Deal on KC-46 Could Lead to Autonomous Aerial Refueling

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Will Roper, acquisition executive at the U.S. Air Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said a deal between the service and Boeing to implement a final remote vision system design for the KC-46A Pegasus tanker could pave the way for autonomous aerial refueling of other aircraft, Defense News reported Wednesday.

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions Launches Fraud Risk Signal to Efficiently Manage Risks; Kimberly Sutherland Quoted

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has integrated LexisNexis Behavioral Biometrics to its portfolio of fraud and identity solutions to enable organizations to make more reliable fraud and risk decisions, the company announced on Tuesday

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Senators Launch Inquiry Into Bias in Health Care Algorithms

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Federal Trade Commission and five health care companies requesting information on measures they implement to address bias in algorithms.

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