Military Capabilities

AFA Winter 2018: AFSOC searches for virtual reality, autonomous learning solutions

28 February 2018

Key Points

  • AFSOC is looking for VR, autonomous learning to help find better candidates
  • The service is emphasising the technology for future investment

The US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is seeking new technologies to help the command evaluate and find the best candidates for fields such as para-rescuers, combat controllers, or gunners.

The command is looking at ways to use technologies such as autonomous learning to solve those types of challenges, AFSOC Command Chief Master Sergeant Gregory Smith told Jane’s on 22 February. CCM Sgt Smith said he often evaluates pools of candidates and would like a solution that would tell him which candidates have the best probability for success.

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