ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June, 28, 2019) -- Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is changing how we interact with products we use, and the U.S. Army Futures Command AI Task Force is leading the way to shape how this technology will benefit our Warfighters.

According to AI Task Force Director Brig. Gen. Matt Easley, AFC is first shaping the applications of AI with the Cross Functional Teams. AI liaisons are embedded into each organization to get after Army Modernization Priorities, but AFC recognizes the potential of additional AI applications.

"Not only do we want to support the modernization priorities, we also want to help modernize many of the other systems in the Army, from the Corps of Engineers to the medical researchers, to legal systems and sustainment systems," Easley said.

In the 7th episode of the Combat Capabilities Development Command "In the Lab" podcast, Easley discusses the role of the AI Task Force, its support to the CFTs, and the value of academic and industry partnerships. The episode also discusses Carnegie Mellon University, where the task force is housed, and the DoD Joint AI Center.

"CCDC in the Lab" is a bi-weekly podcast highlighting the people behind the technology being developed within the command. To listen to the podcast, copy and paste this link (https://ccdc.podbean.com) or search "CCDC in the Lab" in the Apple Podcast or Google Play apps.

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The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), formerly known as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), has the mission to provide the research, engineering, and analytical expertise to deliver the capabilities that enable the Army to deter and, when necessary, decisively defeat any adversary now and into the future. CCDC collaborates across the Future Force Modernization Enterprise and its own global network of domestic and international partners in academia, industry and other government agencies to accomplish this mission under the strategic vision of the Army Futures Command.