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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.

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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.

Defense Systems

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.

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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.

Defense Systems

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.

Threats

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.

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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."

Ideas

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.

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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.

Policy

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.

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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.

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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.

Threats

State of the Navy 2023

Has the fleet settled on a consensus shipbuilding plan just in time to be disrupted by the unmanned revolution?

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Medevac Drone-Boat, Record-Setting UAV to Play in Sprawling Maritime Exercise

The U.S.-led IMX and Cutlass Express events will take place from the Mideast to East Africa.

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One Year In: What Are The Lessons from Ukraine For The Future Of War?

From drones to network attacks to the LikeWar of social media, the conflict marks a turning point from old to new.

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Got New Autonomous Tech? The Army Wants to See It

Officials are gathering candidates for a second autonomous-tech assessment: air-ground robots, voice-guided technology, and more.  

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Don’t Neglect ‘Small-Data’ AI

Big-data artificial intelligence may prove unsuitable for defense applications.

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The Army’s Longtime Cloud Chief Looks Back—and Forward

Paul Puckett talks about what the service has accomplished in cloud computing since 2019, what’s left undone, and what’s next.