back to article US military wants $29.8m for IT to boost AI intel analysis

The US Northern Command, the military command group designated to protect North America from attack, has lobbied Congress for $29.8m to expand its IT infrastructure to better support machine-learning technologies. The request is part of the command's unfunded priorities list for fiscal year 2023, a wish list of all the gear …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Ah, the military must want to guarantee the effort will fail so they can protect their cushy little jobs, because $29.8 million for an AI project on the scope of military data sets is a pathetic joke.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    “In defeat, malice. In victory, revenge!”

    "Incorporating artificial intelligence and machine learning into existing capabilities will allow users to pull needed information from existing data sets and share that data with leaders at all levels to expand their decision space and options necessary to achieve desirable outcomes."

    If they still ran *Yes Minister*, this would certainly fit in an episode very well indeed.

  3. Mike 137 Silver badge

    Lost by its own verbosity?

    "to move quicker down the path of domain awareness, information dominance and decision superiority"

    Could this pompous verbiage be an indicator of potential programme failure? In my experience such language frequently conceals a lack of clarity about what is actually to be achieved.

  4. xyz Silver badge

    I was just thinking the other day...

    Drone dropped LoRa sensors talking to satellites or balloons with gateways would make a nice early warning system.

  5. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    As usual, SIGINT rather than HUMINT

    Okay, granted, sensors are a better thing when it is question of detecting a hypermissile launch, but this whole program seems to continue the US tradition of believing that everything can be detected by satellite or microphone.

  6. Anonymous Coward


    Sounds like they're filling the trough so that the usual suspects (in this case including defense manufacturers as well as consultants) can gorge themselves and produce pretty papers to justify DoD's next budget request.

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