Artificial Intelligence

New Pentagon Initiative Aims to Help Allies, Contractors Work Together on AI

New tools are planned to help various militaries and defense companies cooperate and interoperate on artificial intelligence.

Pentagon, Defense Contractors Are Out Of Step On Tech Innovation, GAO Finds

The Pentagon wanted to fund ambitious research into future tech breakthroughs but contractors spend most of their money on safer bets, GAO has found.

Microscopes Powered by Google’s AI Could Change Cancer Diagnostics

A DoD pilot program could help make artificial intelligence useful not just to researchers but to physicians.

Can AI Solve the Rare Earths Problem? Chinese and US Researchers Think So

A research effort funded by China and the U.S. could speed up the discovery of new materials to use in electronics.

US Navy Turns to Drones, AI to Monitor Rust

The service has hired a Google partner to apply technology that has already changed cancer treatment and road repair.

An AI Just Beat a Human F-16 Pilot In a Dogfight — Again

In five rounds, an artificially-intelligent agent showed that it could outshoot other AI’s, and a human. So what happens next with AI in air combat?

A Great Change is Coming

Software, AI, autonomy — these are the ultimate weapons. The Pentagon must get serious about integrating AI into everything it has for 'hyperwar.'

The Pentagon’s AI Factory Gets a Powerful New Tool

The Joint Common Foundation aims to help the Department to standardize and secure its data and make it easier to find.

New Intelligence-Community AI Principles Seek to Make Tools Useful — and Law-Abiding

Over the last five years, AI has grown considerably, as has public concern about its use, particularly for national security purposes.

Ep. 70: Robotics, Esports and the future of national security

Get smart on human-machine teaming, the future of work, and why the Army has turned to video games like never before.

How AI Will Soon Change Special Operations

A new SOCOM office is pursuing tools to understand and influence populations, clear rooms with robots, and spot new forms of jamming.

Artificial Intelligence Outperforms Human Intel Analysts In a Key Area

A Defense Intelligence Agency experiment shows AI and humans have different risk tolerances when data is scarce.

The Pentagon Will Use AI to Predict Panic Buying, COVID-19 Hotspots

The prototype can predict trends in supply and demand and infection down to the zip code.

Will An App Tell You Who Will Give You COVID-19?

Researchers say a movement-tracking app, like one China deployed, could help slow the spread of the disease.

Acting Navy Secretary: We Need More than 355 Ships, and That’s Not Even Counting Robot Vessels

The Navy needs more human-crewed ships…and more unmanned vessels, than previously thought.

Pentagon to Adopt Detailed Principles for Using AI

Sources say the list will closely follow an October report from a defense advisory board.

Say Freeze? FBI's Facial Recognition Accuracy Unmeasured For Three Years, Warns Watchdog

GAO says the FBI has implemented none of its six key recommendations made in 2016, questioning the bureau's use of facial recognition in criminal investigations.