Military Embedded Systems

Intelligence-gathering to be enhanced under AFWERX contract


May 20, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. AI.Reverie, company specializing in synthetic data generation and machine learning startup, announced that it has won an AFWERX Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract to enhance computer vision models for the Department of Defense (DoD). The award extends AI.Reverie's partnership with the U.S. Air Force to the U.S. Army.

The DoD is looking to AI.Reverie to accelerate reconnaissance to the speed required in a contingency environment. The computer vision models that power intelligence-gathering must be trained on data from classified locations and hard-to-reach places. Pentagon AI experts have detailed the high-cost, labor intensive labeling process the data must then undergo before it can be put to work.

AI.Reverie's synthetic data platform is designed to resolve the challenges of rare data and expense by automatically generating millions of annotated, diverse images intended to be quick and at low cost. AI.Reverie aims to generate images across the electromagnetic spectrum that will empower soldiers to more accurately identify objects and make life-saving decisions.

Air Force SBIR 20.1 was the first joint program with the Army, Navy, and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to provide competitive awards enabling innovative small businesses to explore their technology potential within the DoD.