Ideas

Putin Urges AI Limits — But for Thee, Not Me?

An attempt to parse the two themes sounded by Russian leaders on artificial intelligence.

Ideas

Are AI Professionals Actually Unwilling to Work for the Pentagon?

A CSET survey finds a more nuanced situation than public perception might indicate.

Science & Tech

More Computers Would Bring Military AI Along Faster, New JAIC Chief Says

Groundbreaking tools are around the corner, 3-star general says. The limiting factor is lack of computing power to grind through giant Pentagon datasets.

Science & Tech

Pentagon's 'AI Factory' Looks To Distribute Tools Across DOD

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center will begin rolling out its Joint Common Foundation next year, its new director says.

Ideas

The Best Tech for Troops (Needs an Easier Path to Reach Them)

The Pentagon must keep lowering barriers for startup companies, especially in artificial intelligence and machine learning — and help them stay in the game.

Ideas

In A Post-COVID World, We Need AI More Than Ever

Artificial intelligence tools promise, among other things, to make the Pentagon more efficient.

Ideas

Want Real Security? Create Better Global Digital Rules and Norms

The longer the U.S. waits to throw its weight behind efforts to create rules for today’s digital competition, the less hope it has of retaining advantage.

Policy

66 Ways to Beat China in AI: Report

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence suggests a CTO for the intelligence community; a White House AI council, like the National Space Council; and more.

Ideas

Will Commanders Trust Their New AI Weapons and Tools?

A study of DOD’s artificial-intelligence efforts reveals a key gap.

Policy

Chief of Naval Operations Outlines Future for Drones, Minicarriers

The fleet may need fewer large aircraft carriers but more ships that can carry aircraft.

Ideas

In a Robot War, Kill the Humans

Even if advances in robotics mean fewer humans on the battlefield, the fight will increasingly focus on those that remain.

Ideas

Meet the 'Mayflower:' Sailing Into a New World, All Over Again

Our autonomous ship will attempt to cross the Atlantic from Plymouth to Plymouth. Here's how — and what we hope the Navy can learn from her.

Science & Tech

Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks to Boost Pentagon AI Talent

Step one: teach the Defense Department's HR staff to find and hire experts in artificial intelligence.

Science & Tech

ICE Details Its Outsourced Face-Recognition Efforts

A new report details the workings, rules, and privacy implications of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's 3rd-party facial recognition system.

Science & Tech

The Pentagon's $800M Effort to Embed AI In Decisions in 'All Tiers'

That's the goal of a five-year task order from the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center to Booz Allen Hamilton.

Science & Tech

Pentagon Wants Help With Its Predictive Aircraft Maintenance AI

Among other things, the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center needs someone to format data about H-60 helicopters in a way that an AI can learn from it.

Science & Tech

US Army to Study How Humans Team With AI

A new contract will focus on the teaming aspect of artificial intelligence in warfare by analyzing how humans and machines think when working together.

Ideas

Smart Weapons Need to Be Smarter

No missiles should shoot down civilian airliners by mistake.

Science & Tech

Oak Ridge National Lab Taps Supercomputers to Fight Coronavirus

Researchers received emergency computation time to run through a database of drug compounds to see which combinations might prevent COVID-19.

Ideas

How an AI Sent an Early Warning about the Coronavirus Outbreak

BlueDot’s algorithm draws on news stories, disease-tracking networks, and even airline ticketing. But such tools are hardly foolproof.

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