DARPA, Polaris Alpha teaming to develop AI for the battlefield

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Technology provider Polaris Alpha has won a $2.3 million subcontract to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as the agency seeks to develop new artificial intelligence (AI) tools for fast-changing battlefield environments.

will work with Raytheon BBN Technologies to develop semantic-based abductive reasoning capabilities in support of the Active Interpretation of Disparate Alternatives (AIDA) program.  The program aims to create a tool for use by warfighters that will process information and intelligence from fast-changing, chaotic, dangerous situations and provide interpretations as to what is really happening.

Dr. Mark Gerken, Chief Scientist, Multi-Domain Operations Directorate, Polaris Alpha, said of the joint project: “We will be using advanced analytics, machine learning, and to quickly process enormous amounts of information. We’ll know in seconds what it might take a team of analysts days to discover.”

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