Military Embedded Systems

Topic: IoT

Enabling AI at the tactical edge

By David Huisenga and Wade Johnston

Artificial intelligence (AI) qualifies as a once-in-a-generation technology because it transforms so many aspects of warfighting, from speeding analysis of data from the Internet of battlefield things (IoBT) for more informed decision-making, to transforming weapons systems, soldier training, health monitoring, robotics, and unmanned systems. However, identifying battlefield AI use cases is far easier than developing the embedded hardware and software required to enable AI at the tactical edge. Gaining a better understanding of these challenges – and how to address them – can deliver asymmetric advantages to U.S. military commanders on the modern battlefield.