AI & Autonomy

Questions loom as Air Force robot-wingman effort prepares to take flight

Industry execs outline challenges of technology, test and evaluation—and even philosophy.

NSA ‘recently completed’ AI strategic study, director says

Outgoing chief Gen. Paul Nakasone looks back, forward, and pushes for Sec. 702 authority.

Beware of Pentagon techno-enthusiasm

A massive new drone effort, while laudable in its quest for simpler weapons, does not come without strings attached.

Shield AI drones demonstrate autonomous teaming under USAF contract

The company says it will operationalize its AI pilot software on V-BAT drones in 2024.


The Pentagon just launched a generative AI task force

A conversation with the leader of Task Force Lima reveals its objectives—and the main questions it's trying to answer.

Pentagon AI more ethical than adversaries’ because of ‘Judeo-Christian society,’ USAF general says

The path to ethical AI is a “very important discussion” being held at DOD’s “very highest levels,” says service’s programs chief.

Get serious about data, US intelligence leaders tell agencies

ODNI’s new three-year plan aims to turn data-gathering from afterthought to key asset.

How 5G Is Enabling Autonomous Military Inspector Drones in the Pacific

5G could play a big role in streamlining logistics issues through AI and virtual reality.

Inside the US Army’s Plan To Simplify AI For Intel Systems

Project Linchpin is designed as an AI pipeline program managers at Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Sensors can use to meet requirements.

USAF Calls Killer-AI Report ‘Anecdotal’

Chief of AI test and operations says he “misspoke” about a “thought experiment” in which a drone killed its operator.

DOD Wants AI to Help Automate Records Management

A new strategy seeks "an environment where DoD records are automatically identified and captured, expertly curated, and systemically governed."

GEOINT Conference Wire 2: All Eyes on AI

Many of the discussions on Day 1 of the geospatial-intelligence conference centered on generative artificial intelligence.

A ‘Stronger, Faster’ Intelligence Community Is Possible With AI

But caution is needed to make sure the technology doesn’t go off the rails.

Air Force Is Working on Rules for Using ChatGPT

The service's CIO also wants to encourage exploration of the "incredibly powerful capability" of generative artificial intelligence tools.

DHS Is Trying to Predict How AI Will Be Used for Harm

The coming inclusion of AI in critical infrastructure will open new and ill-understood vulnerabilities, the agency's Science and Technology Directorate leader says.

How One Simulation Maker Is Adding AI, Drone Tactics

BISim is updating its widely used Virtual Battle Space products to reflect developments from Ukraine to Silicon Valley.

How Self-Flying F-16s Will Enable Future Fighter Drones

The Air Force’s Venom project aims to use test data to train an AI engine that can be widely used.