Mark Lewis: DoD Working on Standards, Best Practices for AI Initiatives

Mark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at the Department of Defense (DoD), said DoD’s R&E office is working on a series of best practices and technical standards for its artificial intelligence initiatives amid a rising number of AI efforts spread across the Pentagon, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday.

He said Tuesday at an AFCEA-hosted event that the department aims to remove stovepipes to facilitate sharing of databases and applications in order to identify AI applications that would have the biggest impact on troops.

“In some cases that means getting [the technologies] in the hands of the war fighter and having them play with them, experiment with them, and figure out what makes their job more effective, what makes your job easier. And frankly, to enable them to discard the things that don’t buy their way into the war fight,” he added.

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