Artificial Intelligence: US Air Force Uses AI In “Live Operational Kill Chain”

September 28, 2021 | Artificial Intelligence, News
https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/210920-F-XX999-9001-scaled.jpg

The term kill chain is a military concept related to the structure of an attack – consisting of target identification, force dispatch to target, decision and order to attack the target, and finally the destruction of the target.

Speaking at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., on Sept. 20, Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall said artificial intelligence had helped to identify a target or targets in “a live operational kill chain.” (Air Force Magazine)

Kendall (pictured above) described the move as a part of his priority to invest in “meaningful military capabilities that project power and hold targets at risk anywhere in the world.”

Automated target recognition

In 2021, the Air Force’s chief architect’s office “deployed AI algorithms for the first time to a live operational kill chain” involving the Air Force’s multi-site Distributed Common Ground System and an air operations center “for automated target recognition,” Kendall revealed.

This was not an experiment, according to the Secretary, because the event represented “real military capability in the hands of operational warfighters.”

How it worked

“These AI algorithms were employed in operational intelligence toolchains, meaning integrated into the real-time operational intel production pipeline to assist intelligence professionals in the mission to provide more timely intelligence,” Air Force spokesperson Jacob N. Bailey told Air Force Magazine in an email.

“The algorithms are available at any [DCGS site] and via the [DCGS] to any [air operations center] whenever needed, so they’re not confined to a particular location.”

The new technology would cut out the manual intervention necessary in identifying targets, the Secretary said.

Furthermore, it would shorten the kill chain and accelerate decision making on the battlefield.

Related Story: The Pentagon Harnesses AI For “Days-Ahead” Outlook On World Events

Image Credit: US Air Force

Free Industry News

Subscribe to our free newsletter for updates and news about alternatives investments.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


Shape

Latest Alternative Investment News

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/btc-g2b55ec6dc_640.jpg
Digital Assets: Crypto Exchange FTX Rakes In $420M At $25B Valuation
October 22, 2021     Digital Assets, Latest News, Venture Capital

29-year old billionaire founder and CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is a majority owner of FTX. Just three months after closing a record $900 million Series B round, FTX, the Bahamas-headquartered crypto…

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/1024px-North_Dakota_Flaring_of_Gas.jpg
Digital Assets: Russian Energy Firms Seek Go-Ahead To Use Flared Gas For Mining Crypto
October 22, 2021     Digital Assets, ESG and Sustainability, News

Russia’s crypto mining industry is in expansion mode after China’s clampdown on its crypto miners. Also wanting to join the party are Russian oil and gas companies that flare, or…

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/archive-g1a80093d6_640.jpg
Artificial Intelligence: Rossum, The Document AI Company, Raises $100M
October 22, 2021     Artificial Intelligence, News, Venture Capital

Rossum offers an end-to-end AI document processing solution that combines its cognitive data capture platform with a full suite of integration capabilities to automate document-based communications between diverse businesses. The…

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/equal-gd63ae6939_640.png
Alternative Investments/ESG: New York Life Floats ETFs For Gender Equality, Clean Oceans, Cleaner Transport

The three thematic ETFs meet investor demand for ESG approaches. IndexIQ, the New York Life Investments company, announced Wednesday the launch of three new ETFs. The IQ Engender Equality ETF…