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Eric Schmidt, Eric Horvitz Named to Artificial Intelligence Commission

The House Armed Services Committee has named Eric Schmidt, technical adviser to Alphabet’s board; and Eric Horvitz, director of Microsoft Labs; to the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence. The commission was formed through the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to assess developments in AI, machine learning and related technologies as well as their implications for national security, the committee said Wednesday.
 

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Michael Griffin: DoD Plans to Field Self-Driving Vehicles to Back Army’s Logistics Operations

The Defense Department could be the first user of self-driving vehicles that run on artificial intelligence platforms in support of logistics operations, Bloomberg reported Monday. “We’re going to have self-driving vehicles in theater for the Army before we’ll have self-driving cars on the streets,” Michael Griffin, defense undersecretary for research …

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Report: Trump Discusses Emerging Tech With Telecom, UAS Company Execs

President Donald Trump met with venture capitalists and leaders of telecommunications and unmanned aerial systems companies to discuss how the government can help industry bring emerging technologies to market, Reuters reported Thursday. The meeting included executives of AT&T, General Electric, PrecisionHawk, Kespry, AirMap, Airspace, Measure UAS, Trumbull Unmanned, Verizon Communications and CenturyLink, among others, …

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Trump, Tech Execs Meet to Discuss Govt Computing Modernization Strategies

High-ranking executives of 18 U.S. technology firms met with President Donald Trump on Monday to discuss possible ways to increase efficiency of computing systems in the government, Reuters reported Tuesday. The report said attendees of the meeting include leaders of Amazon, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe Systems, Alphabet, Apple, Kleiner Perkins and Qualcomm. They …

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Ashton Carter Announces New Members of Defense Innovation Board

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has announced the three new members of a board that will work to facilitate a “culture of innovation” in the areas of technology, people and operations across the Defense Department, DoD News reported Friday. Carter told Defense One Tech Summit attendees in Washington that retired Navy Adm. William …

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