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Lately press conference, Glen VanHerck, commander of the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), revealed that the military experimented with the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and data collection tools to predict the next stages of the enemy days in advance.
For now, The Global Information Dominance Experiment (GIDE) has yielded promising results. By ZDNet, the system is designed to gather real-time information that can help military leaders prevent potential conflicts instead of reacting to events when they are revealed.
In the latest In an experiment conducted by the Pentagon, 11 U.S. commands simulated the capture of an important place. VanHerck said that during the pilot operation, data was collected from military and civilian sensors around the world before being run through an AI model that detects patterns and reports significant activities, such as a submarine preparing to leave port.
Looks impressive the algorithm is able to predict events up to days in advance before they may occur. This could be further expanded in the real world by providing real-time information on existing satellites, radars, sensors and other computer network programs.
“Ability see the day in advance to create a decision-making space. The decision-making space for me as an operational commander is potentially set in motion to create preventative options to provide a secretary or even a president, ”VanHerck added.
The key is no new information is found; rather, the system takes the information and scrolls through it for key data that analysts typically take hours and days to process.
“Keep in mind it is not new information. It’s information that isn’t just analyzed and processed until later, if you will, ”VanHerck explained.
Like commander, the AI algorithm could potentially take into account how many cars are in the parking lot or planes in the hall, and issue a warning when it notices a change. It can even detect launchable missiles and prepare the Pentagon days in advance, allowing leaders to react.
When using AI and similar technology in military use is still a gray area, the Pentagon’s new system allows existing data to be analyzed much more efficiently, which can help save the organization and its partners tons of man-hours in important situations.