Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


IV.N.01. Intelligent User Interfaces. Develop artificial intelligence technologies that enable intelligent interfaces to reduce the complexity and widen the bandwidth of communication between a user and a complex computer application by reasoning about knowledge of user goals and the task domain. By FY95, add the capability to automatically select, arrange, and graphically present information appropriate to achieve the user’s goals, including 2-D graphics and complex time and map-based data. Expand this work into tools for visualization, exploration, and analysis of the large quantities of complex information for C2 and logistics. Field evaluate these tools during LAM exercises, the Logistics Anchor Desk (LAD). By FY96, incorporate automatic explanation tools integrating dynamic graphics and natural language generation to explain failures, successes, and alternatives in system reasoning. By FY97, demonstrate mechanisms for constructing, automatically updating, and interactively presenting multimedia staff briefings.

Supports: Logistics Anchor Desk, Total Distribution ATD as part of LAD, LAD field evaluation in LAM exercises, CSS Battle Lab, Battle Command Battle Lab, DSA Battle Lab.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Carolyn Dunmire Catherine Kominos Herbert Russakoff
ARL-HRE SARD-TR CSS Battle Lab
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