One Army corps sees data education as the foundation of AI-enabled targeting – FCW.com

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One Army corps sees data education as the foundation of AI-enabled targeting

U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornets during exercise Scarlet Dragon on Oct. 7, 2021. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht) 

U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornets over the Atlantic as part of the 18th Airborne Corps’ Scarlet Dragon exercise on Oct. 7, 2021. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Expanding data education has proven to be foundational and a defining metric as the U.S. Army tests artificial intelligence to improve weapons targeting.

Col. Melissa “Molly” Solsbury, the chief data officer for the 18th Airborne Corps and director for Project Ridgway, said one of the most important lessons learned since the first Scarlet Dragon experiment last year has been establishing a solid data education base starting with data training in order to meet its goal of speeding up the time it takes for weapons systems to accurately find, lock in and attack a target with support from artificial intelligence.

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