Tag Archives: AI

Heidi Shyu Highlights DOD’s Need for Trusted AI, Machine Learning

Heidi Shyu

Heidi Shyu, undersecretary for research and engineering at the Department of Defense and a previous Wash100 Award winner, discussed several technology areas that are critical to DOD’s efforts in countering adversaries and one of those is artificial intelligence. "In my mind, we have to drive towards affordable, attributable, survivable unmanned platforms. To do that, it's gonna be critical to have trusted AI ML and trusted autonomy,” she said.

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Army Conducts AI-Enabled Target Identification Exercise Under Scarlet Dragon Program; Lt. Gen. Erik Kurilla Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. Army used artificial intelligence to identify and destroy targets as part of the fourth test fire for a program that uses existing platforms and networks for machine-to-machine learning. The Army’s XVIII Airborne Corp worked with the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps for the Scarlet Dragon program, which used nearly 20 units and platforms in all domains.

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New Deltek Report Shows Increase in AI Spending & Implementation in Federal Agencies; Christine Fritsch Quoted

Federal Artificial

Christine Fritsch, a principal research analyst on Deltek’s federal market analysis team, recently published an article providing insights from the company’s Federal Artificial Intelligence Landscape 2022 report, which examined current and future federal AI influences and priorities. Deltek’s report predicts the continued expansion of AI in federal agencies based on a variety of budgetary, policy, acquisition and workforce factors.

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Accenture Federal Services Names Dr. Jennifer Sample as Applied Intelligence Practice’s Growth & Strategy Lead

Dr. Jennifer Sample

Dr. Jennifer Sample, who joined Accenture Federal Services’ Applied Intelligence team earlier this year as AIX Business leader for Applied and Basic Research, has been promoted to the team’s Growth and Strategy lead. In her new position, Dr. Sample will leverage technology, scientific methods and data to assist clients in adopting and implementing AI and ML products and services at scale.

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Army Seeks to Encourage Troops to Trust AI Through Project Ridgway; Col. Dan Kearney Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. Army has launched a training program that seeks to encourage soldiers to use and develop artificial intelligence tools to gain military advantage on the battlefield. Through Project Ridgway, the Army wants commanders and service members to recognize the importance of digital data and how it could be put to use to improve survivability in future conflicts.

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Wilmer Graham: HUD to Implement AI-Based Risk Management Platform

Artificial Intelligence

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) seeks to simplify the process for reviewing grant applications and monitoring grantees through the implementation of an artificial intelligence-based risk management technology. Wilmer Graham, chief risk officer of HUD, said that she expects the Argus system rollout effor to drive the adoption of AI technology in other agency programs.

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NSF Announces Convergence Accelerator Phase 2 Teams, Invests $50M Into Quantum Computing, AI Work

National Science

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested $50 million to 10 multidisciplinary teams for quantum computing and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies under the Convergence Accelerator research and development program. The teams must use a convergent approach to convert concepts and proposals from the program's phase one into real-world applications that address societal concerns and challenges in phase two. 

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Ram Iyer on AI as Part of FDA’s Data Strategy

Ram Iyer

Ram Iyer, chief data officer at the Food and Drug Administration, said FDA embeds artificial intelligence into its overall data strategy as the agency sees opportunities to use AI and data in its core operations. Iyer told Beena Ammanath, executive director of the Deloitte AI Institute, in an interview about the factors FDA considers when it comes to building an AI-ready workforce.

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Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson on NIST’s Efforts to Advance Trustworthy AI

Rep. Eddie Bernice

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, said the federal government should work with the private sector to optimize the benefits of artificial intelligence to society and manage AI-related risks. Johnson, chairwoman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, wrote that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has initiated efforts to address AI risks in compliance with the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act.

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Army’s Compressive Offloading Method Could Speed Up Battlefield Decision-Making; Maggie Wigness Quoted

Internet of Battlefield

U.S. Army researchers have developed a new method that could help facilitate artificial intelligence processing and enable commanders to accelerate decision-making in combat by compressing and offloading critical information from battlefield devices to remote processing machines even in constricted communication environments.

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