Army seeks information on AI tech
On January 7, the U.S. Army posted a Request for information regarding support to an Army Science Board study entitled “Battlefield Uses of Artificial Intelligence (AI).” Responses are due by 4:00 p.m. Eastern on January 28.
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in Government Act of 1976 (U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 Code of the Federal Regulations (CFR 102-3.140 through 160) the Department of the Army requests industry information on products, science and technology (S&T) research, operational concepts, and mission support innovations to support battlefield uses of artificial intelligence concepts.
The Army Science Board is requesting information from organizations external to the Army that will help the board complete its analysis and ensure that all viable sources of information are explored. Based on information submitted in response to this request, the Army Science Board may subsequently conduct additional market research.
To supplement the information developed in previous studies and otherwise available to the Board, organizations are invited to submit information on products or technologies to support battlefield uses of artificial intelligence.
The Army Science Board is conducting a 2019 study entitled “Battlefield Uses of Artificial Intelligence (AI)”. The Terms of Reference for this study (TOR) is attached. Among the objectives of this study are to:
1. Identify battlefield functions into which AI can be inserted to improve operational and tactical performance.
2. Identify challenges and opportunities that will be unique to the Army’s use of AI (e.g., technical, policy, culture, etc.).
3. Recommend how the Army can leverage new technology and techniques in the application of AI by industry, laboratories and academia.
Full information is available here.