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WASHINGTON – The program office for Project Maven, the Air Force’s first major foray into using artificial intelligence (AI) to scan drone footage, is switching into the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) as the service positions more of its traditional backend IT capabilities to support broader warfighting functions. Fedscoop reports. Continue reading original articleThe Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

8 Sept. 2020 — The Air Force is working to fold Project Maven into its ABMS tech stack to use the program’s AI capabilities to analyze and link data from sensors used in battle. ABMS is the technical backbone of the joint force’s concept of Join All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) — a network-of-networks that aims to link “every sensor to every shooter” across air, land, sea, space and cyber.

The Air Force is switching Project Maven to align AI-efforts and bring new capabilities to machine-to-machine data sharing, Will Roper, the Air Force’s assistant secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, says.

Maven gained notoriety in 2018 when Google pulled out of work on the project over ethical objections from some employees that the tech giant should not work with the Department of Defense on lethal warfighting tools. The project was designed to increase the lethality of air power by using machine learning and computer vision to analyze large quantities of drone footage.

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John Keller, chief editorMilitary & Aerospace Electronics