PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Trade, academia and navy got here collectively final week for Military Modernization Enterprise officers to discover present and rising applied sciences and use findings to raised inform necessities paperwork.
Military Futures Command hosted a Know-how Terrain Stroll June 22-24, an in-depth tech familiarization engagement in Pittsburgh, residence to the Military Synthetic Intelligence Integration Middle, one in all AFC’s devoted modernization incubators.
The three-day occasion started with remarks from Brig. Gen. Patrick Gaydon, who set the stage by saying that desired outcomes of the occasion included team-building, profiting from having all AFC administrators in the identical room and “create[ing] nice alternatives for networking and dialogue.” He continued on to state the occasion’s major purpose.
“[The AFC Tech Terrain Walk] is all about exposing [Army leaders] to the present and rising applied sciences, taking a look at what the artwork of the doable is. It’s all concerning the finish state to raised inform ideas for a way the Military will function sooner or later and higher inform necessities paperwork for the tools that our Troopers will want sooner or later.”
Moreover, the opening plenary framed the times forward with displays concerning the historical past of Pittsburgh, way forward for AI and know-how tradition from audio system Invoice Flanagan, Andrew Moore and Scott Stapp, respectively.
Over the primary two days, individuals rotated by way of classes with over 25 business and tutorial presenters in small teams, permitting them to the touch the know-how and have significant dialogue with the presenters within the areas of autonomy and robotics, knowledge engineering, superior manufacturing, synthetic intelligence and machine studying, and vitality.
The ultimate day centered on in-depth ideas and necessities discussions primarily based on occasion findings, with the purpose of manufacturing post-event motion gadgets.
On Friday, individuals additionally heard remarks from Farnam Jahanian, President of Carnegie Mellon College. President Jahanian emphasised the significance of collaboration and the constructive outcomes of the DoD and CMU relationship over the previous century, highlighting the current success of CMU’s partnership with Synthetic Intelligence Integration Middle on their AI Students, AI Technician and Information-Pushed Management programs. His remarks harkened again to what Lt. Gen. James M. Richardson, Performing Commanding Normal of Military Futures Command, stated earlier within the week:
“The Military doesn’t develop by itself. It takes business, it takes academia, it takes the navy — everybody working collectively — to equip the Military that we have now for the longer term.”