Qualcomm Technologies and the US Navy have entered into a cooperative research agreement to explore how 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing can be used in military operations. This strategic partnership between these two leading organizations is aimed at driving technological advances that are necessary for the United States to stay competitive both domestically and internationally. The collaboration will allow students and faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School to work with some of the private sector’s leading scientists and engineers. This is an opportunity for the Navy to take advantage of advances made in these areas by the private sector.
The focus areas of this joint research agreement reflect the military’s ambitions to spend billions on developing seamless connectivity, computer augmented decision-making, Task Force 59 (AI/autonomy), as well as other technologies aimed at competing with China and Russia. In order to facilitate their joint research efforts, a purpose-built innovation laboratory has been set up at NPS campus. The laboratory will provide students and faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School an environment for exploring new technologies related to 5G, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing applications. Additionally, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro has also hinted that another center focusing on “transformational technology” will be established soon.
This joint effort between Qualcomm Technologies and the US Navy stands to benefit both partners significantly in terms of allowing them access to advanced technology faster than they would otherwise be able too without such collaborations. It also allows them to invest resources more efficiently rather than having each area investing separately on individual projects that might overlap or duplicate existing efforts from either side. The cutting edge technologies developed through this cooperation could have a significant impact on military operations both presently and in the long term future. By leveraging each organization’s expertise in their respective fields, this collaboration could yield breakthroughs that may revolutionize warfare as we know it today by providing powerful tools under digital transformation initiatives such as quantum computing,
AI/automation systems and secure cloud deployments among many others. This new collaboration between Qualcomm Technologies and the US Navy is a promising development that can help bridge gaps between military use cases and fast-moving consumer technology trends while simultaneously providing opportunities for students and faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School gain invaluable experience working with some of the best scientists and engineers in their fields. This could prove to be a game-changing partnership as it will enable the US Navy to stay competitive on the world stage by taking advantage of cutting-edge technologies.