U.S. Navy Launches Artificial Intelligence Prize Challenge

Importance of cyber warfare is understood better by countries day by day. A serious part of war scene are now on the digital platform. We encounter different kind of events and interesting results about this issue. U.S. is one of the most suffered countries from cyber attack. That’s why they invest big funds for cyber security and established cyber warfare command for their army. Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technology are another important subjects. As talked seriously at NATO Industrial Forum (NIF) on November 2018, countries are trying to develop technologies to adapt artificial intelligence to their decision mechanism.

As a result of this consciousness, The U.S.Navy kicked off the Artificial Intelligence Applications to Autonomous Cybersecurity Challenge (AI ATAC), a prize competition seeking innovative machine learning and artificial intelligence (ML/AI) solutions for real-world cybersecurity challenges, July 8.

Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) and Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I) are sponsoring AI ATAC in part to gather insight and participation from nontraditional defense vendors, teams or individuals. While other government agencies have used prize challenges, this is a first for the NAVWAR enterprise.

The first place entry will win $100,000. Second place will be awarded $50,000. Participants should submit an entry response to the challenge that includes a white paper and a corresponding tool no later than Sept. 30.

“We are approaching innovation with disciplined urgency,” said NAVWAR Commander Rear Adm. Christian Becker. “This prize challenge presents a unique opportunity to cast a wider net to get the best technology to the fleet faster.”

NAVWAR identifies, develops, delivers and sustains information warfighting capabilities and services that enable naval, joint, coalition and other national missions operating in warfighting domains from seabed to space. NAVWAR consists of more than 11,000 active duty military and civil service professionals located around the world and close to the fleet to keep NAVWAR at the forefront of research, engineering and acquisition to provide and sustain information warfare capabilities to the fleet. More information can be found at http://www.navwar.navy.mil.

As known, the computer named Deep Blue defeated legend of chess, Gary Kasparov. We’ll see if machine-learned system would be able to resist hackers.