Dr. Sid Dalal Co-Authors Monograph on AI for the U.S. Army Science Board, and Also Receives Patent on Property-Related Risks

Professor Siddhartha Dalal, Ph.D., Professor of Professional Practice in Applied Analytics, has published extensive research covering the areas of risk analysis, medical informatics, Bayesian statistics and economics, image processing and sensor networks. He recently co-authored a monograph on AI with the U.S. Army Science Board, and received a patent for a system and method to automatically identify property-related risks.  

Dr. Dalal is a member of the U.S. Army Science Board, an advisory board of 20 scientists appointed by the Secretary of Defense to advise the U.S. Army on technology. He has recently co-authored a monograph, “Battlefield Uses of Artificial Intelligence,” on the uses of artificial intelligence in national defense with a number of academic and other colleagues.  

The study posits that though we currently do not understand all the implications, AI is likely to increase the speed, scale, and scope of decisions to actions, beyond what humans can perform without aid. The report points out that though AI brings the Army strategic advantages, the application also comes with risks and challenges including reliability, trust, ethics, and explainability. Detailed analysis is provided on many aspects of the challenges, promises, and applications.