AI-based algorithm training contract won by L3Harris

MELBOURNE, Fla. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has awarded L3Harris Technologies a multi-million dollar contract to develop a software platform that will make it easier for analysts to use artificial intelligence (AI) to identify objects in large data sets.

The U.S. military and intelligence community are inundated with massive amounts of data generated by remote sensing systems. Automated searches using algorithms that can identify pre-loaded images of objects makes pinpointing them easier.

In order to train these algorithms, real images are often unavailable because they are either rare or do not exist. According to the company, the L3Harris tool creates sample images used to train search algorithms to identify hard-to-find objects in the data. The system is intended to help make it easier for the military and intelligence community to adopt artificial intelligence.