AI & Autonomy

Inside Google’s Quest to Digitize Troops’ Tissue Samples

The tech giant has long sought access to a priceless trove of veterans’ skin samples, tumor biopsies and slices of organs. DOD staffers have pushed back, raising ethical and legal concerns, but Google might win anyway.

Meet the Man Trying to Change the Culture of Boeing Defense

CEO Ted Colbert says reducing groupthink is part of the path to a nimbler, networked weapons company.

Autonomous Systems Took Center Stage At AFA

The idea of teaming uncrewed systems with manned aircraft was a focal point in panels at annual conference, and on the showroom floor.

NATO Readies Strategy To Steer Use Of Autonomy

The document, expected later this year, will include moral and ethical guidelines on how to best use autonomous technologies.

DOD Must Put Software at the Core of Its Operations, Report Says

The CIA's chief technology officer and the former head of the Air Force's Project Maven want to yank the Pentagon out of the industrial age into the digital age.

Robot Ships Debut at RIMPAC, Helping US Navy Sail Toward a Less-Crewed Future

Four unmanned surface vessels sailed with manned ships, sharing data and testing how they would operate with the larger U.S. fleet.

Army’s New Plan to ‘Transform’ Soldier Health Care with Technology

Service leaders will boost research into synthetic blood, quantum computing, and more.

The Pentagon Is Closing in on 'Ethical' AI Implementation

The Defense Department released guidance for using AI responsibly last year.

AI Is Already Learning from Russia’s War in Ukraine, DOD Says

Today’s battlefield data is helping smart machines model the wars of the future.

Two Cheers for the Pentagon’s New Data and AI Initiative

If the reorganization can overcome bureaucratic hurdles, it could preserve U.S. data and AI leadership.

Defense One Radio, Ep. 88: How Air Warfare is Changing

Four experts describe lessons from Iraq, Azerbaijan, Gaza, and more.

How Chinese Strategists Think AI Will Power a Military Leap Ahead

The U.S. military should ready itself for a warfighting environment in which the PLA’s realizes its vision of "intelligenization."

Exclusive Interview: Lockheed’s CEO Wants His Company to Connect All the Pentagon’s Weapons

Jim Taiclet has been forming alliances with commercial firms in an attempt to give Lockheed a leg up over its competitors.