Shield AI

San Diego,  CA 
United States
  • Booth: 217

Founded in 2015, Shield AI is one of two multi-billion-dollar defense tech companies founded in the past 20 years. In pursuit of the mission to protect service members and civilians with intelligent systems, Shield AI is building the world’s best AI pilot. Its AI pilot, Hivemind, has flown a fighter jet (F-16), a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) drone (V-BAT), and a quadcopter (Nova). The company has offices in San Diego, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and abroad. Shield AI’s products and people are currently in the field actively supporting operations with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. allies. 

Hivemind is a groundbreaking technology that enables teams of intelligent aircraft to operate autonomously in high-threat environments, all without the need for remote operators, manual command inputs, or reliance on GPS. This approach draws parallels with the technology used in the self-driving car industry. Hivemind is designed to be aircraft-agnostic, allowing Shield AI to offer autonomy to various aerospace platforms, including their own V-BAT unmanned aircraft.