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Michael Griffin: US should explore potential use of AI tech in national security efforts

Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin, undersecretary for research and engineering at the Defense Department, has said the U.S. should examine the potential advantages of artificial intelligence and consider integrating the technology into the national defense strategy, DoD News reported Monday.

He told audience at the New America Future of War Conference held Monday he believes that AI can help the country prepare for warfare missions in the cyber domain.

“We don’t have a mature adult in front of us in [artificial intelligence]; we have an infant,” said Griffin, a 2018 Wash100 recipient.

“But we can conclude that there might be some real advantages, and we can’t let others be the only one to mine those advantages.”

Several DoD, academic and industry professionals discussed security and defense matters during the conference hosted by Washington, D.C.-based think tank New America and Arizona State University.

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