ROYAL NAVY LOOKING TO USE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Roke Manor Research (Roke) is due to be the first supplier to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) software into a Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) sponsored maritime combat system demonstrator. The news comes as Dstl awards the contract for a third phase of a £1m investment in threat detection software that is designed to help the Royal Navy handle the growing complexity of threats. Aptly named STARTLE, the machine situational awareness software continuously monitors and evaluates potential threats using a combination of artificial intelligence techniques. It is inspired by the way the human brain works, emulating the mammalian conditioned-fear response mechanism. Rapidly detecting and assessing potential threats, the software significantly augments human operator situational awareness in complex environments. If integrated into existing warship sensor suites, it would support…


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