Adapted Risk Assessment for Safety Certification of AI-Enabled Mission Software Applications

A U.S. Army AH-64D Apache helicopter
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Kosterman/Released

Presented by: Laurence Mutuel, Ph.D.


As the safety functional authority for fielding materiel solutions, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command’s Safety Office uses risk management to certify that materiel is safe when used as intended. While risk assessment processes tolerate software acquisition modernization and the introduction of new technologies, the techniques and criteria need adaptation. Software systems’ evolution in development methodologies and acquisition strategy reflects multiple U.S. Department of Defense initiatives to enable rapid and iterative delivery of software-enabled capabilities; each initiative challenges the status quo for software system safety assessment.

This webinar will discuss the specific safety concerns associated with using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in mission software applications. The following topics will be covered:

  • Streamlining safety certification processes for effectiveness
  • Problem statement for risk assessment of AI technologies
  • Adapting hazard analyses
  • Air launch effect examples
  • Regulatory landscape changes

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