Thursday June 30, 2016

How Deep Learning Plays Critical Role in Military Problem-Solving

The GPU is the engine of modern AI, NVIDIA solution architect Jon Barker Barker told a broad audience from the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities at the recent annual GEOINT Symposium. (See "Accelerating AI with GPUs: A New Computing Model") The event is hosted by the U.S Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, a nonprofit group promoting geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) work, such as mapping and charting.

Barker described how deep learning on embedded GPU systems can detect, classify and track objects in high-resolution aerial imagery with speeds and accuracy surpassing human ability. Enhancing military target recognition, infrastructure mapping, search-and-rescue missions and aid delivery during humanitarian crises gives the technology broad applicability, he said.