Dr. Scott Neal Reilly, the Vice President for Decision Management Systems at Charles River Analytics, was invited to participate on a panel on Artificial Intelligence in Modern Military Games at Defense GameTech 2012 on March 29, 2012, in Orlando, Florida. GameTech aims to enhance warfighter training in both the military and civilian organizations through the use of gaming technology, such as serious games, virtual worlds, and mobile apps. Dr. Scott Neal Reilly discussed virtual, game-based environments and other emerging forms of artificial intelligence technology as powerful tools for military training and mission rehearsal.
Dr. Neal Reilly explained, “There are several challenges to creating agents for virtual training environments that are able to address changing training needs, custom training, and mission rehearsal. The panel discussed possible options to address these issues as well as how to maximize effectiveness, such as through the development of adaptable agents and intelligent simulation controllers. It was a great turnout and a great experience. I’m really glad I had a chance to participate.”
Charles River has employed virtual environments in a number of projects, most recently through medical training software that aim to improve surgeons’ skills and reduce patients’ recovery times.