Army Working to Help Commanders Make Decisions With AI-Enabled Social Media Tech


The U.S. Army has begun testing an artificial intelligence-enabled social media technology, dubbed Data Robot, to assess how the tool could aid commanders in their decision-making process, Breaking Defense reported Monday.

Data Robot was one of the 17 technologies tested by soldiers during the Cyber Quest experiment led by the Army Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon in Georgia.

Col. John Agnello, director of the Army’s program officer for information advantage, said the AI-based social media tool can detect deep-fake algorithms and bots using open-source data.

Col. Brett Riddle, director of the Army’s cyber battle lab, noted that Data Robot could help create an “overlay” that could enable commanders to make decisions.

“So what we asked Data Robot to do is… can you create that overlay for us using information from open source?” Riddle said.

“And can we use some military systems to help take that open source information and provide it onto a [Command Post Computing Environment] device or system? And we were able to successfully provide that overlay,” he added.

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