IDA: Intelligent Digital Assistant Powered by SensorCube and Heterogeneous Information Networks
Navy SBIR FY2018.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2018.1
Topic No.: N181-033
Topic Title: IDA: Intelligent Digital Assistant Powered by SensorCube and Heterogeneous Information Networks
Proposal No.: N181-033-0884
Firm: Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive
Suite 190
Rockville, Maryland 20855
Contact: Onur Savas
Phone: (301) 294-4241
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Abstract: With the inevitable growth of target track in the naval battlespace from emerging low-cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), as well as large-scales raids, the Aegis console operator will suffer from information overload resulting in potentially catastrophic failure mode within the ship self-defense scenario. To address this critical need, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes to develop a self-contained Intelligent Digital Assistant (IDA) powered by SensorCube and Heterogeneous Information Networks (HINs) adhering to open system architectural principles and standards. IDA observes operatorÉ?Ts actions and interactions at the Aegis console. It interacts with the operator via standard console input and assists them to navigate, retrieve, and understand the vast amount of data from multi-INT data sources. IDA will alert the operator with critical events and recommend possible COAs in near real time as data becomes available. IDA will learn the operator behavior on the console using advance AI techniques and will continuously learn or adapt itself to provide personalized information to the user that will be contextually relevant to the user and mission. IDA will be taught by the operator, albeit indirectly, to assist them to identify and present contextually relevant information sourced from multiple disparate data banks relevant to the operator tasking.
Benefits: IDA can be directly applied to the military and intelligence contexts. The Natural Language Q&A capabilities will greatly help commanders for enhanced decision making and COAs. Both government and commercial organizations will benefit from the development of IDA for information retrieval, question answering, and better actionable intelligence. The DoD along with several other government organizations (e.g., DHS, DoE, states, etc.) are actively pursuing intelligent digital assistant technologies for enhanced C2, better decision making, and to solve data deluge problem. However, a holistic solution requires integration of many diverse technologies such as data management, and signal processing. IDA can be directly used as a digital assistant to address these issues. Distributed Common Ground Systems É?" Navy (DCGS-N) is an ongoing effort to modernize the existing intelligence needs of the Navy. DCGS-N can immediately use IDA to address the data deluge problem by providing more relevant results hence easing the burden on intelligence analysts.