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AUSA 2019: Army looks to AI-enabled systems for network defence

17 October 2019
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The US Army's specialised task force for artificial intelligence (AI) is exploring technological solutions to help combat commanders identify and mitigate cyberattacks on the service's enterprise networks and its Integrated Tactical Network (ITN) faster and with more fidelity.

"From our network defence piece, AI is used to help us just do the situational awareness. First off, we need to understand what the network is . . . [because] the network is unbelievably large with tens of thousands of end points on it", Army AI Task Force Director Brigadier General Matthew Easley said.

"Understanding what that defence perimeter looks like is step one, step two is how do you see attacks coming in, how do you sift through those attacks faster", he told reporters during a 14 October briefing.

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