Montvieux engineers develop predictive cognitive control tool for MoD

20 July 2018 (Last Updated July 20th, 2018 12:04)

Artificial Intelligence engineers from UK-based company Montvieux are developing a new military decision-making tool known as predictive cognitive control system.

Artificial Intelligence engineers from UK-based company Montvieux are developing a new military decision-making tool known as predictive cognitive control system.

The tool is being developed using funds provided by the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Defence Innovation Fund.

The MoD funding is made available through the Defence and Security Accelerator’s (DASA) ‘Revolutionise the human information relationship for defence’ competition.

The military system can be used to assess a wide range of highly complex data that are beyond the ability of analysts to simultaneously comprehend.

Using Deep Learning based neural networks, the predictive cognitive control system will be able to make confidence-based predictions of future events and outcomes of direct operational relevance to the defence users.

“With the help of DASA, we have been able to plan-back from potential commercial outcomes, and identify the right industry partners to move this forward.”

Montvieux director Peter Webb said: “The parallel focus of DASA on placing advanced capabilities in the hands of military users and developing wider exploitation opportunities, including commercial opportunities, has given us the space to think differently about how we operationalise our research and innovation within the company.

“With the help of DASA, we have been able to plan-back from potential commercial outcomes, and identify the right industry partners to move this forward.”

Currently under Phase II development, the tool is being refined in the innovation environment at RAF Wyton and is being deployed into live operational network.

The UK MoD’s Joint Force Commands will deploy the tool to enable real users to test the technology in a representative environment, thereby demonstrating the real use of the system for defence.

Montvieux has secured more than £600,000 in funding over the two phases of the DASA competition.