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Thales has announced that it has taken over Psibernetix. Psibernetix is working on artificial intelligence (AI). The acquisition should make it possible to develop so-called Certifiable AI.

Psibernetix became known for its aerial combat application ALPHA, which consistently defeated the world’s best pilots in simulated aerial combat. Today, the company is a pioneer in computationally efficient AI technologies.

Certifiable AI

For Thales, the acquisition should help set up understandable AI processes for applications in security-critical environments. Because the AI-driven results can be explained, AI applications can be certified and trusted. Together, this should further facilitate the widespread adoption of AI capabilities in Thales’ markets.

Psibernetix has invented a machine learning algorithmic process called Genetic Fuzzy Trees that makes all this possible. This allows AI decisions to be mathematically verified and validated using a unique approach that applies fuzzy logic-based AI to large-scale problems.

This process also creates AI applications that can be placed on devices at the edge of the network, and can be extremely resilient to digital noise, environmental uncertainties and randomness.

Thales wants certifications

“Having certified, explainable AI is a game changer for the future of critical decisions in security-driven markets. With this new opportunity, Thales is developing truly unique and distinctive AI technologies that enable customers to make better and more informed decisions faster,” said Gil Michielin, Senior Vice President of Thales.

The acquisition is therefore in line with Thales’ vision. The company recently said to this website that it is a strong supporter of regulation and certification for AI. According to the company, the solution for this is an AI that can explain its choices. This should make it easier to repair any errors and further perfect the AI.

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