Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM TechNews

U.S. Military Takes Generative AI Out for a Spin

View as: Print Mobile App Share:
A service member with the 175th Cyber Operations monitors cyberattacks during Exercise Southern Strike at Camp Shelby, MS.

Dozens of companies, including Palantir Technologies Inc. and Anduril Industries Inc., are developing AI-based decision platforms for the Pentagon.

Credit: Staff Sgt. Renee Seruntine/U.S. Army National Guard

The U.S. Department of Defense is testing five large language models (LLMs) as part of an effort to develop data integration and digital platforms for military use.

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Strohmeyer said one experiment using a LLM to perform a military task was "highly successful" and "very fast."

However, Strohmeyer said, "That doesn't mean it's ready for primetime right now."

The exercises involve feeding classified operational information into the LLMs, with the ultimate goal of using AI-enabled data in decision-making, sensors, and firepower.

Specifically, the LLMs are being tasked with helping plan a military response to an escalating global crisis, with a focus on the Indo-Pacific region.

From Bloomberg
View Full Article - May Require Paid Subscription


Abstracts Copyright © 2023 SmithBucklin, Washington, D.C., USA


No entries found

Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account