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AI could help soldiers learn faster in combat

Saturday - April 28, 2018 3:56 pm , Category : DIASPORA

New York April 28 (IANS) A novel machine learning technique could help soldiers to learn 13 times faster than conventional methods as well as help save lives say researchers including one of Indian-origin.



Using a low-cost lightweight hardware and implementing collaborative filtering -- a well-known machine learning technique -- the team found that soldiers are able to decipher hints of information faster and more quickly deploy solutions such as recognising threats like a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device or potential danger zones from aerial war zone images.

This technique could eventually become part of a suite of tools embedded on the next generation combat vehicle offering cognitive services and devices for warfighters in distributed coalition environments said Rajgopal Kannan a researcher from the US Army Research Laboratory.

This work is part of Army s larger focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning research initiatives pursued to help to gain a strategic advantage and ensure warfighter superiority with applications such as on-field adaptive processing and tactical computing he said.

The paper on this new research won the best-paper award at the 26th ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field Programmable Gate Arrays in Monterey California in February.

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