DoD to Establish AI Battle Labs in EUCOM, INDOPACOM

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October 3, 2023 | Originally published by U.S. DoD on September 27, 2023

Two BRAVO artificial intelligence (AI) battle labs will be established at the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) and Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), in collaboration with the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office’s Algorithmic Warfare Directorate and the Defense Innovation Unit, to expedite learning from U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) data. Over the next year, the labs will organize multiple U.S. federal government-wide BRAVO Hackathons, including some with coalition partners.

“BRAVO Hackathons represent an opportunity for DoD to practice and proliferate the fundamentals of user-centered design and agile software development,” said Joe Larson, the Defense Department’s Deputy Chief Digital and AI Officer for Algorithmic Warfare. “By providing the seed funding to establish the AI Battle Labs in EUCOM and INDOPACOM, we will be designing and testing data analytic and AI capabilities with Warfighters, not for them, informing and strengthening our ability to deliver exactly what they need to win.”