Exit the surprise effect and improvisation. To carry out military missions more efficiently and safely, instead of designing models, the US intelligence research agency wants to develop a photorealistic 3D modeling tool for the environment and buildings.
On May 2, 2011, in Abbottabad, Pakistan, about twenty commandos (Seal) of the US Navy carried out a raid to eliminate Osama bin Laden who was hiding in a fortified residence. To carry out this mission in a millimeter way, the CIA had asked the National Geospatial IntelligenceIntelligence Agency (NGA) to design a model 1:84 scale. Everything has been represented in an ultra-detailed way. A full size model was also made for the commando to rehearse the raid. After more than twelve years, it is precisely from this type of representation that the service dedicated to intelligence research was born, theActivities of advanced research projects on intelligence (Yarpa). He just announced the project Walk-through rendering from variable altitude images (Wriva). While today missions are carried out starting from 2D scenes, or even models, the goal is to achieve this level of detail in photorealistic 3D modeling, without opting for a design physicistphysicist in the form of an environmental model.
Does AI help with modeling?
The images will come from sensorssensors ground-level optics, satellites or images circulating in public. The images are processed in the manner of OSINT specialists, the intelligence comes from open sources, but in the age of artificial intelligence it seems obvious that the agency will use this type of algorithm to speed up and refine the process modellingmodelling. In any case, companies like Blue Halo and Raytheon who employ TO THETO THE are cited by Iarpa in his document. This process could help the conduct of special operations, with a good understanding of the external layout, of the different doorsdoors and openings to optimize access. The tool could also be exploited to carry out rescue and rescue missions more efficiently and safely.
For his part and in the same spirit, Iarpa’s cousin, Darpa, has similar projects, but for the interior of the buildings. Rather than satellite images or snapshots taken nearby, the agency intends to use robots capable of intruding into a building, to explore and map it precisely. In other words, in the future the improvisation part should be reduced to nothing.
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