Algorithmic Warfare Cross Functional Team (AWCFT) To Manage Data from Drone Surveillance

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work announced the creation of the Algorithmic Warfare Cross Functional Team (AWCFT) which will manage the masses of data currently collected by drone surveillance.

Known as Project Maven, the team will accelerate the Defense Department’s integration of big data and machine learning, reports GCN.

Masses of data have been observed and collected by drones in the fight against ISIS. AWCFT’s first task is to turn that massive volume into actionable intelligence that will help enhance military decision making. Project Maven will use artificial intelligence in the first stages to “provide vision algorithms for object detection, classification, and alerts,” according to a memo.

“We have a lot of technical problems with how to put the right information into the data stream, data formats, aggregation of classifications and making

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