The US Department of Defense (DoD) is investing $240m to accelerate innovation in AI as part of efforts to modernise and transform its operations.
As part of furthering this aim it has signed data integration specialist MarkLogic as a partner to work with its Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC).
The partnership will help JAIC to identify appropriate AI use cases and develop new capabilities. MarkLogic’s will also help the DoD prepare data for use in AI applications.
“This contract will help solve the nation’s most critical national security complex data challenges,” said Jeffrey Casale, MarkLogic CEO. “We look forward to supporting DoD on its AI journey by improving data readiness and accelerating the delivery of AI and ML enabled capabilities to expand DoD’s Joint Force advantage.”
The work will involve:
- Curating and preparing AI data in accordance with DoD or government specified AI data and metadata standards
- Securing and encrypting AI data at rest in accordance with DoD or government specified security mechanisms and standards
- Conducting data curation and data preparation support activities and providing access to curated data sets on new or existing DoD or government platforms in support of third-party AI data science and AI development activities