It is almost impossible to predict what will happen tomorrow or the enemy’s next move. However, the U.S. military is testing an advanced artificial intelligence (AI) system that the country hopes will alert the enemy before their next move. The program, the Global Information Advantage Experiment (GIDE), uses machine learning to check large data caches and notice small movements or changes that humans might miss.
It is said that the system will notice small things such as an increase or decrease in the number of vehicles in the parking lot, which may be a sign of a potential threat. Then, GIDE will notify the staff on duty so that they can take a closer look and determine if there are any threats to its vulnerable location. According to the British “Times” report, General Glenn Van Heck, commander of the Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, said that the main goal of the plan is to achieve “decision-making advantages.”
At a press conference on July 28, Van Heck stated that GIDE embodies the fundamental changes in how the United States uses information and data to enhance its leaders’ decision-making space from the tactical level to the strategic level. He said that the system will not only help those who command the military, but also civilian leaders.
VanHerck says that the new information system works together to create global integration and keeps the department away from today’s regionally focused plans, strategies, the way we conduct force management and force design paradigms, and budget and procurement processes.
The commander of the Northern Command told reporters that with GIDE, the country is shifting its focus to deterrence and refusal actions outside of conflict, rather than the pure homeland defense failure mechanism considered earlier. He said that the latest artificial intelligence systems allow for faster decision-making and provide proactive choices by making new technologies more accessible and effective. VanHerck further added that the GIDE experiment is a leap in the country’s ability to maintain domain awareness, achieve information advantages, and provide decision-making advantages in competition and crisis.