The AI algorithm is taking on the burdensome task of analyzing thousands of hours of full-motion video surveillance from drones and sensors. While the program received some notoriety when Google employees signed a letter urging the company to cease support for Project Maven, the deputy chief of the program, Lt. Col. Garry Floyd, believes there will be many other firms who will step up to assist.
“Those of us who are in uniform — we know that the call will come and that we will go down range and we’ll answer the call,” Floyd said. “That will happen. It will happen more often then we want it to happen, but we know it will happen… so we hope that we’ll have the best tools we can possibly have to help us do our jobs.”
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