Roke Awarded Contract to Test Artificial Intelligence for the Royal Navy

ROMSEY, England, October 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Roke Manor Research (Roke) is set to demonstrate its cutting edge artificial intelligence software in a Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) sponsored maritime combat system demonstrator, as part of a third phase of work awarded by Dstl. The new bio-inspired software is designed to help the Royal Navy quickly monitor and prioritise potential threats while at sea. Aptly named STARTLE, the software uses sophisticated machine situational awareness algorithms that emulate the human fear response mechanism, helping operators understand the complex situations increasingly typical of modern warfare. Mike Hook, lead software architect on STARTLE at Roke, said: “This is an exciting project for us. Traditional methods of processing data can be inefficient so we have looked at the human brain’s tried and tested…


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