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AUSA 2019: US Army eyes sensor technology tailored to machine-based ISR analysis

17 October 2019
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The US Army Artificial Intelligence (AI) Task Force is exploring alternatives for emerging intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) sensor technologies, geared toward collecting data for machine-based analysis instead of human analysis.

Task force officials are seeking sensor technology employing collection modalities beyond the current electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) data and imagery that is reviewed by human analysts, to see whether AI-enabled analysis tools can leverage “multi-spectral sensors” to create a more defined situational awareness picture for combatant commanders, said Army AI Task Force Director Brigadier General Matthew Easley.

“A lot of our sensor technology is designed to give a really good image to a human operator, so I need to take whatever that modality is on the sensor and get it to an image so that a person is going to see it and understand it.

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