HII is an all-domain defence and applied sciences companion, acknowledged as America’s largest shipbuilder.
With a 135-year historical past of established partnerships advancing U.S. nationwide safety, HII delivers vital capabilities starting from highly effective naval ships to unmanned programs, ISR and AI/ML analytics.
The corporate is America’s solely builder of nuclear-powered plane carriers and main supplier of mission-driven defence applied sciences. Todd Borkey, Chief Know-how Officer at HII’s Mission Applied sciences division, defined: “We have now a century-long partnership with the U.S. Navy. Along with constructing a few of the state-of-the-art warships, we additionally occur to be primary in Reside, Digital, and constructive (LVC) artificial coaching, the place we put together Naval warfare fighters for just about each conceivable state of affairs they may expertise.”
HII can also be the most important producer of undersea unmanned autos in each class, making transoceanic missions attainable.
The Mission Applied sciences division at HII manages the corporate’s know-how technique, developments and technical operations. It additionally invests in analysis and growth that may drive new options for its shoppers. Borkey defined how HII is changing into very knowledge pushed, with positive factors in digital ship constructing, C5ISR, synthetic intelligence, and modeling and simulation.
“We think about ourselves practitioners of AI. We develop a variety of AI functions throughout RF sensing, C5ISR, cyber operations, LVC coaching and logistics. We have been one of many first corporations to combine pc imaginative and prescient into operational ISR, and we have been the primary to deploy trendy pure language processing (NLP) to a mission, at scale. We have now lots of of knowledge scientists and engineers who exploit large knowledge and operationalise AI.”
Borkey defined that one of many challenges when deploying AI at an enterprise scale is that an enterprise powered by AI could be very completely different from a conventional knowledge processing operation.
“AI occurs to be very resilient below dynamic circumstances, and that is why it is so highly effective, however frankly, we’ve got to do new forms of diagnostics and controls to be sure that we preserve efficiency by controlling each mannequin and knowledge drift.”