Military Embedded Systems

AI tool launched by U.S. Air Force, Space Force


June 11, 2024

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

U.S. Air Force graphic

ARLINGTON, Va. The U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force launched an artificial intelligence (AI) tool, with encouragement to service members to initially experiment with using the AI tool for routine tasks including producing reports, assisting with IT issues, and computer coding.

An Air Force statement says that the services want to use the tool -- dubbed the Non-classified Internet Protocol Generative Pre-training Transformer (NIPRGPT) -- so as to gain greater understanding of how AI can improve service members' and commanders' access to information and also to gauge demand for AI in the military. 

NIPRGPT, an AI chatbot, is part of the Dark Saber software platform developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate in Rome, New York; Dark Saber is an Air Force/Space Force ecosystem that equips users to create next-generation software and operational capabilities deployable to the forces at a rapid pace.

“Our recent GenAI Roundtables with industry and academia have shown us this is an actively growing field,” said Venice Goodwine, DAF chief information officer. “Now is the time to give our Airmen and Guardians the flexibility to develop the necessary skills in parallel. There are multiple modernization efforts going on right now across the federal government and within the DAF to get tools in the hands of the workforce. This tool is another one of those efforts.”