AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SparkCognition has announced a new engagement with the British Army, providing collaborative thought leadership on the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in future warfare. Specifically, the AI company's Defense team will consult with the British Army on the role of machine learning in military applications and contribute to research on future military planning. This partnership focuses on how operations can be streamlined using AI technologies today.
Ranked #20 on the 2017 CNBC Disruptor 50 list, SparkCognition has established itself as an AI technology leader. The company has business-critical cognitive enterprise solutions in place for customers in energy, oil and gas, manufacturing, finance, aerospace, defense, telecommunications, and security.
"We live in an era of constant competition, in a security environment that is constantly evolving and is increasingly complex, dynamic and unstable. To be successful, it is essential the British Army continues to be forward-looking and technologically advanced, ready for the challenges of the future, both at home and overseas," said Colonel James Cook, Assistant Head of Strategic Concepts for the British Army." SparkCognition is a leader in the field of artificial intelligence and this collaboration will help ensure that the British Army continues to stay at the cutting edge of evolving technologies."
The Defense and Military teams of SparkCognition recently gained new leadership with Wendy R. Anderson joining as General Manager of Defense. Anderson, who has more than 20 years of experience in defense, foreign policy, and homeland security, joins a specialized team that includes Executive Board Member General John Allen (USMC, Ret.) and Chief Architect of Defense Major General Ken Wisian, Ph.D. (ANG, Ret.).
"Military operations must always anticipate the next step," explained Wendy Anderson. "Given the close alliance between the US and the UK, it makes sense to work together to tackle the global issue of AI applications in warfare."
The project between SparkCognition, the British Army, and Ministry of Defense will be coordinated through RED Scientific, a technical support and consulting company.
SparkCognition recently announced a funding round of $32.5M with strategic investors Verizon Ventures and Boeing. The U.S. Department of Defense Innovation Unit, DIUx, recently awarded a contract to SparkCognition to augment senior level decision-making for the U.S. Air Force. SparkCognition is led by Founder and CEO Amir Husain, Austin's 2016 Top Technology Entrepreneur.
SparkCognition is a global leader in cognitive computing analytics. A highly-awarded company recognized for cutting-edge technology, SparkCognition develops AI-Powered cyber-physical software for the safety, security, and reliability of IT, OT, and the IoT. The company's technology is capable of harnessing real-time sensor data and learning from it continuously, allowing for more accurate risk mitigation and prevention policies to intervene and avert disasters. For more information on the company, its technology and team, please visit http://www.sparkcognition.com.
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