The U.S. Army is working on itsÂ cloud architecture and intends to do so for two more years before investing inÂ artificial intelligence technology, Fedscoop reported Friday.
Ryan McCarthy, secretary of the Army, said at an American Enterprise Institute event that cloud would serve as the groundwork for the service branch’s future AI-related efforts.
He said, referencingÂ financial industry professionals, that cloud architecture is the basis ofÂ algorithms that inform decision making.
The focus on cloud as an AI precursor aims to accelerateÂ decision making in theÂ battlefield from minutes to a second,Â McCarthy noted.
The Army’s cloud investment over the next years would exceed $700M, according to the secretary.