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Adarga to Deploy AI-powered Intelligence Capability to British Army

Knowledge Platform Fuses Data, Empowers Decision-Making and Enhances Effectiveness

Adarga is to deliver its AI-powered Knowledge Platform to the British Army for an extended Capability Concept Demonstrator programme.

Developed in Britain, the software platform will enable the Army to exploit the vast, untapped and growing amount of data at its disposal at a speed and scale previously unimaginable, thereby maximizing operational effectiveness on operations. The multi-year software licence is the first deployment of AI to the field army for day-to-day use, a significant development following the recent Integrated Review, in which the government committed to investing in new and emerging technologies to modernise defence capabiliies and enable Britain to maintain a competitive edge over its adversaries.

The ability for the Army to better understand and effectively exploit the wealth of valuable information and knowledge available to it, which includes practical military experience from decades of lessons learnt on training and operations, is key to success in the highly-dynamic, challenging environments in which the Army operates.

Adarga’s AI platform, incorporating cutting-edge data science technology, provides the transformational approach the Army seeks, in order to enhance and extend its human capability, solve complex data problems and digitise otherwise time- and knowledge-intensive tasks. Mission-critical insights and hidden data connections can be identified by the platform in seconds, presenting information that may have otherwise been missed or would have required weeks to find through human analysis. This is critical in today’s fast-moving and competitive environment. The British Army’s ability to maintain the initiative fundamentally depends on how rapidly personnel across the whole force can gain and maintain understanding in an increasingly complex information environment, and where replicating past mistakes could have fatal consequences. Adarga is providing the technology to enhance the Army’s intellectual agility and speed of action.

Adarga’s Knowledge Platform fuses a variety of data formats from a range of disparate Army sources and data repositories, combining these with other valuable real-world, open-source data in a single software platform. The platform uses high-fidelity AI models, trained to understand and analyse complex defence and national security data, to convert data sources and incoming, real-time information feeds into readily accessible knowledge.

The platform creates a rich, ever-growing, interconnected digital picture, drawing complex links between critical pieces of information. Users benefit from an intuitive user interface, providing a single view in which to explore this expanding knowledge – including videos and foreign language documents transcribed and translated by the platform. They will further benefit from expansive visualisation of their topics of interest, such as event timelines, network builders, graphs and maps, machine-generated document summaries and reports, suggested and corroborated reading on topics of interest and much more.

Adarga is solving one of the most complex challenges brought about by the pervasiveness of information – using cutting-edge AI to read and understand human language, including text, voice and video – alongside structured data, to present it to users in context of their particular mission focus. Knowledge Platform is helping Army personnel to prioritise information requirements, make sense of given context, apply learning and to make better decisions. This improved access to knowledge is key to succeeding on operations, reducing risk and maximising effectiveness.

In today’s competitive and uncertain world, data and information are more of a strategic asset than ever before. Making sense of and understanding all of this available information underpins everything the British Army does, and is vital to the success or failure of operations […] Harnessing AI technology provides Army users with a powerful capability to overcome the challenges of more traditional time- and knowledge-intensive methods of enabling understanding, and highlights the Army’s innovative approach and ambition to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving operating environment. Working closely with our [Army] partners, the deployment of Adarga’s AI platform has been pivotal in deciphering vast quantities of complex data at speed and scale, providing the context, insight and foresight required to drive effective decision making,” commented CEO Robert Bassett Cross.

The use of Adarga’s Knowledge Platform marks the first use of artificial intelligence in day-to-day operations conducted by the field army. (Photo: Crown copyright)

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