Feeding the Artificial Intelligence App

When people speak about cutting-edge technologies, the conversation typically goes to artificial intelligence and machine learning.
These are awesome technologies, but are of no use without the data that feeds them. And for the U.S. military, there is no cheap “digital exhaust” as there is in the commercial world, the data must be gathered, and sensors must do the heavy lifting.
In our article here, winner of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association 2021 Cyber Edge Writing Contest, we suggest ways that the U.S. DoD can reorient its thinking to be a needed emphasis on sensors and data.