Defence industry grappling with resistance in face of AI revolution

New report finds defence industry struggling to adapt to pace of technological innovation – heralding a new era of disruption and opportunity

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Posted: 09/18/2017

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With artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics on the cusp of revolutionising global business, the defence industry could be at risk of falling behind if vendors cannot adapt at pace, according to a recent deep-dive study by Defence IQ.

The report, to be published in October, examines the role intelligent enterprise (IE) technologies – including AI, the internet of things (IoT, robotic process automation, machine learning and data analysis – within the future defence industry, looking at which providers are investing, which areas are not – and considering where opportunities might lie.

Almost half of the defence professionals surveyed said they expected the impact of intelligent technological innovation to significantly affect the wider defence industry over the next two years – however the majority of those surveyed anticipated major hurdles to implementation – with internal culture within the defence industry found to be a particularly debilitating factor.

Almost half of defence professionals surveyed said they expected the impact of intelligent technological innovation to significantly affect the wider defence industry over the next two years

Other concerns include organisations’ struggles to keep up with the rapid pace of technological change and the inherent challenges involved in upgrading legacy systems.

The full report entitled ‘AI 2020: the future of defence and security’ is being produced in association with AIIA.net, a new portal designed to help companies build the intelligent enterprise.

The report is part of IQPC’s cross-sector market study on the adoption of IE technologies, which includes deep-dive analysis of the oil and gas, pharmaceutical and customer experience sectors.

Defence IQ is now inviting potential partners to sponsor the report.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Tim Lambert:

+44 (0) 20 7368 9408

tim.lambert@iqpc.co.uk

defence iq new logo
Posted: 09/18/2017