An artificial intelligence (AI) startup, SparkCognition, has dozens of aviation-industry customers and is now looking to work with the U.S. military. The Austin, Texas-based startup says their AIs can teach themselves enough about a field to assess situations and offer solutions. SparkCognition, which is already providing services to dozens of aviation-related firms and recently received investments from Boeing and Verizon, has also sparked the interest of Pentagon officials. “Our algorithms can extract the physics of the problem just by observing the data,” says founder and CEO Amir Husain. From a military perspective, the algorithms have lots of potential, specifically in cyber defense. Currently, the algorithms forecast failure rates for ship turbines and pumps, predict when equipment will fail, and can also identify the type of failure.

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