据C4ISRNET网2019年12月4日报道,美军联合人工智能中心（JAIC）与一家政府机构和私营部门达成协议，启动一项1000万美元、为期10个月的计划，旨在“加速推进网络战”。 Excella公司已与商务部下属国家技术信息服务局达成合作伙伴关系，推进该项目，还有其他几个企业参与。JAIC的任务是促进技术研发和产品向军队交付。 Excella负责构建通用人工智能框架，增加国防部对智能数据的访问，建立共享平台，一个服务国防的“非常复杂”的基础设施，为国防部构建用于情报管理的人工智能模型，把国防部决策提升到一个新的层次。
A new agreement between a civilian government agency and the private sector will assist the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center in “further enhancing cyber operations,” according to a new release.
The company, Excella, entered into a joint venture partner letter agreement with the National Technical Information Service, a subagency on the Department of Commerce, to work on a 10-month project worth $10 million. The project is centered on enhancing cyber operations by accelerating AI adoption.
The JAIC is tasked with developing and delivering enterprise AI capabilities to the Pentagon. There are “several” other companies involved in the agreement.
Excella will help develop a common AI framework and increase the DoD’s access to smart data. It will also build a sharing platform, a “highly sophisticated” infrastructure for defense missions and build an AI model to give the DoD actionable intelligence, taking “DoD’s decision making to the next level.”
“The vast amount of complex data spanning the DoD is rich in value and indispensable to protect U.S. safety and freedom at home and abroad. Cutting-edge AI applications can help DoD automate and accelerate data-driven decision making to improve department readiness,” said Jeff Gallimore, chief technology and innovation officer at Excella. “The DoD is making great strides through JAIC and our expertise will help the DoD and its departments leverage AI to advance data modernization efforts, technological capabilities and mission outcomes.”
The JAIC, which has been in operation for about 18 months, is developing a wide range of AI tools, from assisting with cyber operations to assisting in fighting wildfires. Led by Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, the JAIC is creating the Joint Common Foundation, essentially a one-stop shop for re-usable AI tools for data analysis, acquisition and standards across the department.
The JAIC desperately needs an enterprise cloud to enhance its operations, Shanahan has said, but that solution, the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud, has been delayed several times. The DoD awarded the contract in late October to Microsoft, but Amazon Web Services protested the contract in late October.