US Navy Accelerates Artificial Intelligence Development for Combat

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The US Navy is looking to integrate robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) into more of its workload and is seeking fleet input as a part of its search for AI research that is worth investing in.

 us-droneThe service already has, in varying stages of completion, unmanned vehicles in the air, under the sea and on the surface. The warfighting value for these platforms is clear, the Navy said.

“Traditionally in the Department of the Navy the focus is on the warfighting mission, and rightfully so, but maybe not so much on the support side,” Bob Kozloski, deputy director of Task Force Innovation and deputy chief of the Office of Strategy and Innovation, told USNI News.

As for how AI and robotics fit into some of the operational support functions or even management:

“The DON could benefit from considering how to adapt recent private sector advances in fields such as machine learning, natural language processing, ontological engineering, and automated planning for naval applications,” Kozloski said in a memo released by his office on June 5.

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