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Pentagon’s AI Office Building New Model to Find, Fill Supply Shortages

Posted on Apr 02, 2020 08:26 pm

The joint artificial intelligence center the Pentagon started last year has a new immediate mission – a partnership with the private sector to build a new platform to predict and fill shortages of essential needs such as food, water, medication and medical supplies, CQ reported.

The effort will analyze real-time data from hospitals, Medicare, the Census Bureau and retailers using a predictive capability to truly understand where the next problem sets are going to be and bringing to bear all of the logistical capability” of the Pentagon, Nand Mulchandani, the center’s chief technology officer, told CQ Roll Call.

Tech companies and retailers across the country are helping with what has been dubbed Project Salus, a reference to the Roman goddess of safety and well-being.

Mulchandani was not able to name the private partners yet but said the biggest tech companies are involved and bringing a “combination of scale, cloud computing infrastructure, and data.”

Army photo by Katelyn Campbell

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Post courtesy of the Association of Defense Communities

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