Platform will help U.S. Air Force manage and deliver data and AI at scale
WASHINGTON, D.C., – November 2, 2023 – AI2 Incorporated (AI Squared) was awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract in the amount of $1.25 million by the U.S. Air Force/AFWERX to meet a national defense need to better integrate Artificial Intelligence systems and capabilities into legacy applications used for intelligence collection, analysis, and decision-making.
The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating the small business experience through faster proposal to award timelines, changing the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small business and eliminating bureaucratic overhead by continually implementing process improvement changes in contract execution. The Department of Air Force (DAF) began offering the Open Topic SBIR/STTR program in 2018 which expanded the range of innovations the DAF fund, and now AI Squared will start its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that will strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.
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About AI Squared
AI Squared was founded in 2019 to help companies adopt big data analytics and AI through a low code/no code platform. Harvey created the technology to address challenges he observed while serving as Head of Data Science for the National Security Agency (NSA) — hundreds of data scientists experiencing failed attempts to productionize ML models used by military partners. For Harvey, that struck him personally as he had two brothers deployed to Middle Eastern and Southwestern Asian countries that could potentially benefit from those insights. Thus, he created a framework to simplify the process of integrating data and AI models into any existing or third-party application. AI Squared is a platform designed for product owners, data scientists, and enterprise leaders. The company empowers users to accelerate both predictive and generative AI projects, to measure benefits, and drive significant revenue growth and cost reduction. For more information, visit www.squared.ai
The Air Force Research Laboratory is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace force. With a workforce of more than 12,500 across nine technology areas and 40 other operations across the globe, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development. For more information, visit afresearchlab.com.
As the innovation arm of the DAF and a directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory, AFWERX brings cutting-edge American ingenuity from small businesses and start-ups to address the most pressing challenges of the DAF. AFWERX employs approximately 325 military, civilian and contractor personnel at six hubs and sites executing an annual $1.4 billion budget. Since 2019, AFWERX has executed 4,697 contracts worth more than $2.6 billion to strengthen the U.S. defense industrial base and drive faster technology transition to operational capability. For more information, visit: afwerx.com.
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