Tag Archives: artificial intelligence

Terran Orbital Invests $300M in New Florida Space Vehicle Manufacturing Facility; Gov. DeSantis Quoted

Florida Governor

Terran Orbital is partnering with Space Florida to develop a 660,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art commercial space vehicle manufacturing facility at the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch and Landing Facility on Merritt Island, Florida. Governor Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., said that Terran Orbital will be investing $300 million in new construction and equipment for the facility which is expected to create over 2,000 new jobs.

Read More »

National Security Commission on AI to Disband in October; Robert Work Quoted

Robert Work

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence will officially dissolve on Oct. 1 after three years of helping Congress and the White House gain insight into possible approaches to advance AI and machine learning development. The government will archive all commission reports, press releases and podcasts on the CyberCemetery website hosted by the University of North Texas Libraries.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

Former Joint AI Center Chief John Shanahan Now CNAS’ New Adjunct Senior Fellow; Martijn Rasser Quoted

John Shanahan

John Shanahan, the former Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) director and a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, has joined think tank Center for a New American Security (SNAS) as an adjunct senior fellow. He will conduct research on the adoption of AI for military applications as a top fellow in the Technology and National Security Program, CNAS said Tuesday.

Read More »

AFRL-Developed Autonomous Research Software Now Available for Public

Benji Maruyama

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) scientists have released to the public the Autonomous Research System open-source software (ARES OS), which uses artificial intelligence algorithms to improve research processes. ARES OS tasks autonomous “robots” made from carbon nanotube synthesis reactors to direct and perform research in the most efficient way possible without intervention from human scientists, AFRL said Wednesday.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

NAVCENT Creates Task Force for AI, Unmanned Tech Integration; Michael Brasseur Quoted

Capt. Michael Brasseur

Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) has launched a new task force to accelerate the implementation of artificial intelligence and unmanned platforms across the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet. Task Force 59 will integrate these technologies in alignment with the unique climate, geography and strategic characteristics present in the 5th Fleet's area of operations, NAVCENT said Thursday.

Read More »

DOE Funds 5 Machine Learning Algorithm Development Projects

Artificial Intelligence

The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $16 million to five research projects that will focus on developing artificial intelligence and machine learning (AL/ML) algorithms intended to support data-intensive scientific work. Four national laboratories and eight universities will participate in the projects with the goal to help scientists discover ideas and gain insights from data using AI/ML tools. 

Read More »

Macquarie Capital-Backed Dovel Technologies to be Acquired By Guidehouse; CEO Damon Griggs Quoted

Damon Griggs

Macquarie Capital announced on Wednesday that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its portfolio company, Dovel Technologies to Guidehouse, leading provider of strategic advisory and technology services, for an undisclosed amount in a transaction expected to close in the fourth quarter of the 2021 fiscal year. 

Read More »