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ITEC 2017: SWORD & DirectAI Enhancements

MASA Group introduces latest enhancements to SWORD and DirectAI

MASA Group, a leading developer of Artificial Intelligence (AI) based simulation software for the defence, emergency management, and games-related markets, unveils its latest version of MASA SWORD. This variant includes new battalion level content, providing more detailed simulation in command post exercises.

MASA also demonstrates its Excon client using an iPad, as well as a web admin module which offers a web-based environment for exercise managers to supervise exercises, users and the physical computer resources required to conduct the training. MASA is, “also be featuring its latest evolutions of DirectAI, the AI engine used in SWORD. It is now available for application developers who wish to enrich their solution with decision-making AI,Enrico Raue, MASA’s Sales and Marketing Director, said. MASA presents, “examples of a recent integration of DirectAI done with XVR and the structured environment that DirectAI provides to develop adaptive opportunistic behaviours,” he continued.

MASA is holding a briefing in collaboration with Martijn Boosman, Founder & Chief Commercial Officer at XVR Simulation BV on the integration of DirectAI into XVR on Wednesday at 1130h. In addition, Newfel Messouci, an AI Behavior Designer for MASA, will be talking to the ITEC conference on Wednesday at 1600h about designing realistic behaviors for a military training simulation. Brig.Gen. Minhaz of the Bangladesh Army ARTDOC, a MASA customer, will also be presenting at ITEC, on Thursday at 1100h, discussing developing near-to-real complexities of military operations other than war for constructive simulation.

During ITEC, MASA SWORD is shown on the NATO booth in conjunction with a megacity model, which has already been used by the Allied Command Transformation and Modeling and Simulation Centre of Excellence for a NATO concept development & experimentation study. This is a multi-layer model, showing information about population, vital infrastructure, demographic data and much more. MASA SWORD is connecting to a number of these layers. Moreover SWORD is being used to simulate complex situations such as refugee crises, asymmetric and conventional conflicts, man-made and natural disasters and the functioning of vital infrastructure during such scenarios.


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