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June 23, 2021updated 07 Feb 2022 5:22am

Clarifai signs CRADA with US Army for large-scale EO/IR data labelling

Clarifai's Scribe Labeler product will be assessed by the US Army for developing high-quality training data.

Clarifai has partnered with the US Army for rapid and precise labelling of large-scale electro-optical / infrared (EO/IR) data.

A cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) has been signed with the US Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center, Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD).

The effort will enhance the understanding of data and the development of the algorithm.

It will involve the assessment of Scribe Labeler, a product developed by the artificial intelligence (AI) lifecycle platform provider.

The product evaluation by the US Army will enable the development of high-quality training data associated with combat-ready night-vision and electronic sensor applications.

Clarifai CEO Matt Zeiler said: “This CRADA provides Clarifai with an accelerated path to helping the US Army improve every aspect of the data annotation process for building artificial intelligence applications.

“We are excited to partner with the US Army and continue to improve our products to ensure they truly optimise critical workflows needed across the US military to deploy combat-ready AI.”

Clarifai Public Sector advisor major general Barbara Fast said that using commercial industry expertise and resources will benefit the army in terms of cost reduction, time, and risk associated with research and development.

Former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord said: “Public-private partnerships can accelerate the fielding of warfighting capability by leveraging Department of Defense (DoD) laboratories and commercial technology, while in this case, potentially providing AI efficiencies across DoD by reducing duplicate costs that arise from multiple data labelling efforts across the department.”

In April, Clarifai formed a strategic collaboration with Palantir to support the first phase of the US Army’s ground station modernisation.

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