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JAIC Looking to Use Sensor Data to Modernize Wildfire Response

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The Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is developing an algorithm that will use video data from airborne sensors to visualize wildfire information for first responders, C4ISRnet reported Wednesday.

Greg Allen, chief of strategy and communications at JAIC, said at a Data Coalition conference that the DoD unit intends to leverage sensor data the department has been collecting for a long time and “get it in the hands of people who can use that information.”

According to Allen, JAIC is focused on launching projects that have mission impact, readily available data sets and near-term relevance. JAIC will also prioritize efforts that already have “demonstrated success stories” in the commercial sector because of their potential for rapid deployment, he added.