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NIST Issues Draft Publication on ‘Explainable’ AI; Jonathon Phillips

Artificial Intelligence

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is looking for input on its draft publication detailing the core principles of “explainable” artificial intelligence. "Understanding the explainability of both the AI system and the human opens the door to pursue implementations that incorporate the strengths of each,” said Jonathon Phillips, an electronic engineer at NIST and co-author of the draft report.

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DOE Allots Funds for User Facility AI Research

Dept. of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) has invested a new round of funds worth $37M in artificial intelligence research projects that aim to support scientific facilities. The allotted $37 million will cover three years of work, with fiscal 2020 and outyear funds worth $11 million subject to approval by Congress.

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DOE Develops First Five Consortium to Improve Decision Making With AI; Nand Mulchandani, Cheryl Ingstad Quoted

Nand Mulchandani

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office (AITO) has developed the First Five Consortium, which was formed in response to the White House Executive Forum focused on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response. 

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Air Force Launches ‘AI Accelerator’ Effort to Drive Collaborative Tech Dev’t; Capt. Lindsey McEvoy Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. Air Force has partnered with Lincoln Labs and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for a three-year accelerator program aimed at helping the service branch speed up its artificial intelligence development initiatives.

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Air Force to Integrate ‘Project Maven’ AI Scope Into ABMS; Will Roper Quoted

Will Roper

The U.S. Air Force is transitioning its program office for the Project Maven artificial intelligence effort into the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) portfolio in a push to expand the latter's warfighting scope. “There is no distinction between development systems and warfighting systems anymore in IT,” said Roper. “ABMS and Maven are going to start blurring that line in September.”

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DOE Awards Funding to AI R&D Projects

Race to Lead AI

The Department of Energy (DoE) has earmarked $8.5 million in funds to support five three-year projects that seek to enable reusability and accessibility of artificial intelligence data and models. The selected projects will cover the areas of materials science, high-energy physics, microbial science and high-performance computing. 

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Report Calls for Significant Increase in Federal AI Research Spending to $25B; Rep. Will Hurd Quoted

Rep. Will Hurd

A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Center for New American Security recommends that the federal government immediately double research-and-development spending on artificial intelligence and increase R&D funding for AI efforts to $25 billion by fiscal year 2025.

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Two Army Projects Seek to Address Communication Barriers Between AI, Soldiers; Matthew Marge, Brandon Perelman Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers at the U.S. Army are working on two artificial intelligence projects to improve communications between warfighters and AI systems. The Joint Understanding and Dialogue Interface or JUDI and Transparent Multi-Modal Crew Interface Designs projects support the Army’s efforts for its next-generation combat vehicle modernization initiatives.

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