Steve Orrin, federal chief technology officer for Intel, wrote in a commentary published Tuesday on Defense Systems that combining sensor technology with compute power could help warfighters process and analyze data, make informed decisions in real time and leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning models.
Orrin pointed to sensor fusion and the capability to bring compute power to the edge as two technological advances that have helped the military improve situational awareness in combat.
He also discussed how fusing sensor-based data could help soldiers enhance situational awareness and achieve battlefield dominance.
“The metadata enhances the analysis and context for the data and the combination delivers insight and actionable intelligence that would not be otherwise possible,“ Orrin wrote. “Cameras or sensors located near an edge computing device improve situational awareness because data inferencing can take place right where and when warfighters need it."