Task Assistant: Personalized Task Management for Military Environments


Peintner, B., Dinger, J., Rodriguez, A., & Myers, K. (2009, April). Task assistant: Personalized task management for military environments. In Twenty-First IAAI Conference.


We describe an AI-enhanced task management tool developed for a military environment, which differs from office environments in important ways: differing time scales, a focus on teams collaborating on tasks instead of an individual managing her own set of diverse tasks, and a focus on tasklists and standard operating procedures instead of individual tasks. We discuss the Task Assistant prototype, our process for adapting it from an office environment to a military one, and lessons learned about developing AI technology for a high-pressure operational environment.

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