The AI Annex seeks to align the service branch’s efforts with the Department of Defense’s AI strategy and the National Defense Strategy as implemented by the Joint AI Center.
The document states the five focus areas of the Air Force’s AI strategy. These are addressing technological barriers to entry; recognizing data as a strategic asset; democratizing access to AI platforms; recruiting and cultivating the workforce; and increasing transparency and collaboration with government, academic, industry and international partners.
“The Air Force is charged to provide the nation with Air and Space Superiority, Global Strike, Rapid Global Mobility, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Command Control,” Wash100 winner and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, and Matthew Donovan, acting secretary of the Air Force, wrote in the document. “Al is a capability that will underpin our ability to compete, deter and win across all five of these diverse missions."