Air Force, MIT to Work on AI Research

The Air Force is partnering with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on an initiative that aims to propel artificial intelligence technologies through fundamental research in computational intelligence, reasoning, decision-making, autonomy and relevant societal implications.

Eleven airmen will be chosen for a research and development collaboration team designed to field practical AI solutions for real-world, national security challenges. The team is expected to work with MIT researchers to leverage the school’s student talent, faculty and state-of-the art facilities and laboratories.

“MIT is a leading institution for AI research, education and application, making this a huge opportunity for the Air Force as we deepen and expand our scientific and technical enterprise,” Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said May 20 in announcing the new effort. Drawing from one of the best of American research universities is vital.”

The 5-year partnership will address a string of AI projects, including decision support, maintenance and logistics, talent management, medical readiness, situational awareness, business operations and disaster relief.

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