Raytheon I&S, C3.ai form alliance

C3.ai, a leading enterprise AI software provider based in Redwood City, CA, and Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business based in Arlington, VA, announced on November 30 an alliance to develop artificial intelligence solutions for aerospace and defense missions for government customers, including the U.S. Air Force and intelligence community.

“Raytheon and C3.ai represent key partners for the U.S. Air Force, and specifically the Rapid Sustainment Office, in realizing the vision of harnessing AI to transform the military into a digital organization,” said Nathan Parker, deputy program executive officer for the Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office. “Fulfilling this vision of broad implementation requires identifying applicable use cases for AI across the Air Force, rapidly piloting solutions, and scaling successes across our enterprise to accelerate the transformation.”

AI is rapidly transforming the nature of warfare, and the military is actively working toward adopting this critical new technology.

“The military and intelligence community have access to more data now than any time in history, but it’s more than they’re able to make quick use of,” said David Appel, vice president of Defense & Civil Solutions at Space & C2 Systems for RI&S. “Artificial intelligence can be used to help them make sense of that data, which will allow them to make smarter decisions faster on the battlefield. And that’s just one of the benefits.”

The alliance pairs Raytheon Intelligence & Space’s expertise in aerospace and defense with C3.ai’s proven AI development abilities and applications to fast-track the delivery of these new tools.

“Raytheon and C3.ai are driven by similar purposes: Anticipating and solving our customers’ most difficult problems,” said Thomas Siebel, CEO of C3.ai. “Together, we offer an end-to-end enterprise AI platform and mission-tailored applications that will dramatically reduce cost and risk, accelerate adoption and deployment of AI solutions, and scale the impact of AI across any organization.”

Source: Raytheon Technologies