NATO solicits industry ideas to enhance decision making

14 November 2019

Representatives of the defence and technology sectors assembled in Washington, DC, this week to tell NATO officials how artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and other new technologies could help military leaders make faster and more informed decisions.

Among those scheduled to speak in closed-door sessions on 14 November were executives from major defence companies, including Airbus Defence and Space, Boeing, Leidos, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, Rolls-Royce North America, and Thales.

Representatives of technology companies, such as Improbable, Integral Mind, IBM, Microsoft, and ThoughtSpot, were also slated to address the gathering, called the NATO-Industry Forum 2019.

“We’re trying to understand what industry can do, and we’re trying to tell them what we think we need them to do,” said US Air Force Lt.

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