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ANDRO lands Army SBIR contract to develop AI solutions

By Traci DeLore (


ROME, N.Y. — ANDRO Computational Solutions LLC is among 39 businesses nationwide selected to receive funding under the Army’s Applied Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program solicitation focused on novel artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) solutions.

ANDRO’s Marconi-Rosenblatt AI/ML Innovation Lab will focus on the topic of generative AI-based synthetic-data generation.

Photo credit: ANDRO website

The companies each received an SBIR phase-one contract up to $150,000 to develop AI/ML solutions. Using the Army’s investment, ANDRO and the other businesses will prototype technologies to improve soldier data access and effectiveness across Army operations.

Those AI/ML solutions can range from natural-language processing to data analysis and labeling to identify information such as images, spoken words, text files, and videos to build out machine-learning models. These models use the data to “teach” AI and improve the accuracy of information within their database.

The Army Applied SBIR Program provides phase-one contract awards to small businesses with solutions that show technical merit, feasibility, and commercial potential, and to those that could earn further federal support in phase two. It awards direct to phase two contracts for more mature solutions ready for demonstration.

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