Military Embedded Systems

DARPA, Polaris Alpha teaming to develop AI for the battlefield


May 18, 2018

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Technology provider Polaris Alpha has won a $2.3 million subcontract to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as the agency seeks to develop new artificial intelligence (AI) tools for fast-changing battlefield environments.

Polaris Alpha will work with Raytheon BBN Technologies to develop semantic-based abductive reasoning capabilities in support of the DARPA Active Interpretation of Disparate Alternatives (AIDA) program.  The program aims to create a tool for use by warfighters that will process information and intelligence from fast-changing, chaotic, dangerous situations and provide interpretations as to what is really happening.

Dr. Mark Gerken, Chief Scientist, Multi-Domain Operations Directorate, Polaris Alpha, said of the joint project: “We will be using advanced analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to quickly process enormous amounts of information. We’ll know in seconds what it might take a team of analysts days to discover.”



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