Military Embedded Systems

AI-powered engine used in Army operation with Ministry of Defense

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July 06, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

AI-powered engine used in Army operation with Ministry of Defense
Ministry of Defense photo.

UNITED KINGDOM. Officials from the Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced that soldiers from the 20th Armored Infantry Brigade used an artificial intelligence (AI) engine designed to provide information on the surrounding environment and terrain during a recent exercise.

According to officials, through the development of automation and smart analytics, the engine is designed to be able to cut through masses of complex data. Providing efficient information regarding the environment and terrain, it is intended to enable the Army to plan its appropriate activity and outputs.

This AI capability, which can be hosted in the cloud or operate in independent mode, was said to have saved significant time and effort, therefore providing soldiers with instant planning support and enhancing command and control processes.

Last November the Prime Minister announced that Defense has received an increase in funding focusing on the ability to adapt to meet future threats. Further outlined in the Defense Command Paper, the MoD intends to invest in defense research and development, focusing on emerging technologies in AI, AI-enabled autonomous systems, cyber, space, and directed energy systems.