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U.S. Air Force Expands Opportunity for Synthetic Data to Advance Computer Vision Capabilities

The U.S. Air Force awarded AI.Reverie a $950,000,000 ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to mature, demonstrate and proliferate capability across platforms. Work will use open systems design, modern software and algorithm development to enable Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2). This contract is part of a multiple award, multi-level security effort to develop and operate systems as a unified force across all domains (air, land, sea, space, cyber, and electromagnetic spectrum) in an open architecture family of systems. The purpose is to enable capabilities via multiple integrated platforms.

History of Partnership

Today’s contract follows collaboration between the U.S. Air Force and AI.Reverie in 2020 to improve AI-guided navigation and intelligence gathering. To improve these capabilities, AI.Reverie focuses on the data used to train computer vision algorithms.  AI.Reverie generates and annotates synthetic data in its simulation platform, rather than collecting it in the real world. This new technology produces data with an efficiency that makes AI training fast, flexible and productive. Gartner recently recognized the technology by naming AI.Reverie a “Cool Vendor” in AI Core Technologies.

AI.Reverie co-founder and CEO Daeil Kim said, “We are honored that the Air Force selected AI.Reverie to support its Advance Battle Management System. We believe that in partnership with AI.Reverie, the Air Force will have a significant opportunity to improve critical vision algorithms. The end goal is to ensure military advantage and keep our troops safe.”

About the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS)

The Advanced Battle Management System, or ABMS, allows a joint force to use cutting-edge methods and technologies to rapidly collect, analyze, and share information and make decisions in real time. Here is the full list of vendors selected in this round of ABMS awards.

Find more on computer vision applications for Defense here.