USAICoE teaches artificial intelligence and machine learning to warrant officers

The Warrant Officer Advanced Course (WOAC) at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (USAICoE) will incorporate artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) into its warrant officer intelligence training.

During a pilot seminar in November 2021, Dr. Eric Holder of the Army Research Laboratory told students, “Humans and AI working together make kind of a power team.” While AI/ML can reduce the amount of analytic manpower required to process battlefield information and can improve analytic rigor, Holder stressed that although it’s good at some processes, AI is also very bad at other processes and is vulnerable to deception. This makes It necessary for students to learn the capabilities and limitations of AI/ML within the field of military intelligence.

“The goal of the lecture [is] to introduce the [military intelligence] warrant officers to the terms and concepts of AI/ML to increase familiarity and create a more informed user population, especially on the capabilities and limitations and their ability to treat AI input and output as you would any other source,” said Holder.

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