DODIIS Conference Wire: AI's Promise and Peril

As DODIIS opened, several leaders said machine learning would help keep tabs on Russian and Chinese advances—eventually.

Russian and Chinese scientific and technical advances in a host of military-related fields is a "slow-boil crisis" because the work is moving faster than the Pentagon's intelligence analysts can keep up, DIA leaders said. Artificial intelligence promises a way to boost DIA's analytic capacity—but the key will be knowing when the new tools are reliable enough to use. Watch Defense One's Patrick Tucker reporting from DODISS, here.