14-17 September 2021, Excel London                       

When You Need the AI to Explain Itself Before You Can Act…

Innovation Hub Theatre


When You Need the AI to Explain Itself Before You Can Act…

12 Sep 2019
Innovation Hub Theatre
Innovation Focus
Commercial AI has the advantage of large amounts of quantitative historic data (Amazon builds its algorithms based on over 1bn transactions with over 180million users per year), and decisions made using commercial AI rarely have severe consequences if a mistake is made. In defence, particularly for command and control (C2), historic data is either sparse or largely qualitative. For instance, there are fewer than a dozen instances of anti-ship missiles being fired at air-defence capable platforms, but hundreds of trained air-warfare offices with experiences of deployments and exercises. DIEM has developed a range of Augmented Intelligence applications (the other AI) for a range of domains that either use narrative training data, or generate military-language explanations of the outputs of other neural-net and deep-reinforcement learning based AI algorithms. In this presentation we shall describe a range of innovative AI application DIEM has developed internally and under Dstl and DASA innovation funding. 
Darrell Jaya-Ratnam, Managing Director - DIEM Analytics Ltd
Sarah Vincent, Director - DIEM Analytics Ltd

  • DSEI showcases the best of British defence technology and innovation on the world stage. The UK Government looks forward to engaging with strategic partners, international delegations and pioneering defence companies on the global defence and security agenda.
    Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Minister for Defence Procurement
    UK MOD
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    Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC MA RAF Chief of the Air Staff
    Royal Air Force
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    General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen Chief of the Defence Staff
    Ministry of Defence
  • Once again the Royal Navy is proud to be at the vanguard of DSEI 2019 and I look forward to what I know will be a hugely beneficial opportunity for us all to explore maritime warfare development with so many partners from industry and academia, and with our counterparts from overseas.
    Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
    Royal Navy
  • DSEI is a highlight within the defence calendar, I use it to find out what the most recent developments are in every technological area affecting for defence. Without DSEI I fear this sort of interaction, information exchange and knowledge of developments across all domains would be lost. DSEI is an invaluable international biannual event .
    Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP, Chairman, House of Commons Defence Select Committee
    UK Parliament
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    James Gray MP, House of Commons Defence Committee
    UK Parliament

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