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“Primer Command organizes information from 60,000-plus news sources and social media … to reveal real-time developments in volatile areas, such as war zones.” AI Business
AI Business, a leading content portal for artificial intelligence and its real-world applications, featured Primer Command in an article called “AI Tool for Monitoring Fast-Evolving Information in War Zones.”
The article brings attention to the serious challenges security and intelligence analysts face during breaking events like the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“Volatile situations such as the Russian-Ukraine war often generate a mountain of information that can be overwhelming to analyze,” AI Business wrote. “The volume of content also makes it tough to discern key pieces of news and differentiate between real news and misinformation – in addition to foreign language difficulties.”
The article describes how “Primer Command uses advanced natural language processing technology to create structured data streams that eliminate duplicates and also offers real-time translations of more than 100 languages. The tool can also identify locations linked to the information.”
Primer CEO Sean Gourley is quoted, saying, “The goal, for us, is for these data streams to provide structure to help people understand the world around them.”
“People talk about the ‘fog of war’ but in reality it is more of a ‘cyclone,’ Gourley added. ’The issue is, you’re flooded with data.’”
AI Business describes how real-time situational awareness “is critical for governments and businesses to respond quickly and appropriately to events unfolding on the ground. But when a crisis occurs, there tends to be a spike in information being generated as news outlets report on the events and people start posting about it on social media. This can be overwhelming to wade through.”
This abundance of information can overload teams responsible for alerting national security and business leaders about risks and opportunities – and impede informed decision making.
Primer Command, AI Business writes, “can mitigate this information overload by using AI to identify people, organizations, objects, and other key information. Users also can filter by military advancements, diplomatic actions, impact to economics and trade, among others.”
AI Business concluded the article noting, “Beyond defense applications, Primer Command also has commercial uses. For example, its service can be deployed in live events such as the Super Bowl.” Other examples include the Olympics and major weather scenarios like the floods in Australia.
Access the full AI Business article: “AI tool for monitoring fast-evolving information in war zones” (Mar. 8, 2022)