AI exploitation under DARPA program to enhance military strategyNews
August 13, 2020
FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation won a contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Strategic Technology Office (STO) for the Gamebreaker program. This program seeks to develop and apply artificial intelligence (AI) to existing real-time strategy games to break a complex model or create an imbalance.
Northrop Grumman will use this opportunity to evaluate and develop technology to improve flexible planning, optimization, and discovery in products that operate dynamic environments, according to the company.
Northrop Grumman’s Gamebreaker team includes Hazardous Software and Slitherine Software’s Matrix Games. Working closely together, this partnership aims to use advanced AI techniques to model and break balance within a highly complex simulator environment called “Command: Modern Operations”.
Hazardous Software Inc. (HSI) creates technology that enables and incentivizes people to operate strategically in uncertain environments, regardless of whether it is a game, a simulation, or a real-life event. HSI leverages its capabilities in counterfactual reasoning and through understandable artificial intelligence via its relationship with Diveplane Corporation.
Matrix Games specializes in COTS physics-based simulations and strategy video games. Through careful research and development, commercial simulations are turned into modern and powerful programs that are able to replicate complex military operations, from tactical and operational to analytical.