The Artificial Intelligence has significantly growth due to deep-learning techniques with insight implications in the defence world.
The European Defence Agency aims to develop a Research & Development program alongside its Member States in this sector in important ways, from creating a common set of AI references and terminology to delimit logical areas for their cross-border collaboration to the development of the most relevant areas for Europe’s strategic autonomy.
“AI is not new for the defence world. There have been a lot of expectations pinned to it since the end of the Second World War: many trends and crazy predictions that have promised so much, only to fade away,” said Panagiotis Kikiras, head of unit for technology and innovation in the European Defence Agency.
Virtual testing for real-life military Artifitial Intelligence solutions
The first step to implement AI products and services into the military sector is to standardise and certificate them. Thereby, EDA came up with the idea of create a repository or ‘data lake’ of less sensitive but anonymous military operational data on vechicles, air platforms, etc.
What if a company develops a great algorithm working on a predictive maintenance for a helicopter type? How to test it? Well, with the repository, a company could go to EDA as the trusted thir-party to link the innovator with the Member State that controls and owns the operational data needed.