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Adm. Michael Rogers: AI, Human Analytics Integration Can Aid Natl Security Programs

big dataSome military and federal agency officials who took part in a panel discussion held Thursday in Washington believe that artificial intelligence technology can support missions in cyberspace and the intelligence community, DoD News reported Friday.

Amaani Lyle writes that Adm. Michael Rogers, head of the U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, proposed the integration of AI and human analytics to address global-scale challenges.

“If you can’t get to some level of AI or machine learning with the volume of activity that you’re trying to understand when you’re [defending] networks from activity of concern, if you can’t get to scale, you are always behind the power curve,” Rogers told the Intelligence and National Security Summit.

“It’s got to be some combination of the two.”

He said NSA aims establish a construct to encourage fusion of ideas between the government and industry.

Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, agreed that AI could complement human-centered models to manage information, according to the publication.

“We’ve come to understand that the way we built systems in the past, the way we developed applications, the way we brought [information technology] to the analysts’ desktop, won’t work in the future,” Cardillo said at the forum.

The report said cyber and intelligence leaders formed small teams of information technology professionals to identify strategies to accelerate the IT development cycle.

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