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The Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence (NCARAI)

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posted on Apr, 1 2004 @ 10:18 AM
"The Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence (NCARAI) has been involved in both basic and applied research in artificial intelligence since its inception in 1982. NCARAI, part of the Information Technology Division within the Naval Research Laboratory , is engaged in research and development efforts designed to address the application of artificial intelligence technology and techniques to critical Navy and national problems.

The research program of the Center is directed toward understanding the design and operation of computer systems capable of improved performance based on experience; efficient and effective interaction with other systems and with humans; sensor-based control of autonomous activity; and the integration of varieties of reasoning as necessary to support complex decision-making. The emphasis at NCARAI is the linkage of theory and application in demonstration projects that use a full spectrum of artificial intelligence techniques.

The NCARAI includes the Immersive Simulations section, the Intelligent Multimodal/Multimedia Systems section, the Intelligent Systems section, and the Interface Design and Evaluation section. "

under Intelligent Systems, it is stated that:

"The Intelligent Systems Section at the Navy Center For Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence (NCARAI) performs state-of-the-art research in machine learning, intelligent autonomous systems, intelligent decision aids,robotics, and software and hardware for sensing and perception.

Applications include autonomous vehicles, (including autonomous underwater vehicles, autonomous micro-air vehicles, and tactical mobile robots), lessons-learned systems, and decision aids for military planning systems.

NCARAI techniques contribute to more intelligent systems that require less human intervention, and allow faster, less-exensive development of autonomous systems and vehicles."


Has anyone heard of this? Am I right to assume now that all branches of the military have AI research centers? What do you all think/know about this?

posted on Apr, 2 2004 @ 01:02 PM
It sounds alot like Skynet from Terminator 1 and 2..

posted on Apr, 2 2004 @ 01:11 PM
I don't know anything about this program per se, but from the description you posted, it sounds like applying AI to user interfaces. Nothing amazing here.


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