Raytheon has deployed artificial intelligence technology to support training programs for the U.S. Army and envisions AI and machine learning tools integrated with virtual and augmented reality to help improve the skills of warfighters.
The company said Wednesday it is developing intelligent bots designed to handle lower-level logistics functions at the Army’s Multinational Readiness Center in Germany and intends to use data from the bots to provide training aids, gear equipment for the Army’s virtual training programs.
Malachi Lawson, technical director for global training solutions at Raytheon, said that VR and AR-driven environments integrated with AI result in less dangerous mission exercises compared to live training.
Corey Hendricks, the company’s senior solutions architect, noted that AI and ML capabilities can also be used to develop hyper-engagement tools that work to inform warfighters’ decision-making by analyzing data such as routines and daily habits.
He added that such emerging technologies may support efforts to improve soldiers’ cultural awareness and help commanders in battlefield operations through the implementation of combat doctrine data.
“The ultimate vision is to create a dynamic environment that forces the users to adapt as the training adapts and changes,” he said.