Tag Archives: Carnegie Mellon University

CMU Secures Five-Year Extension on $2.7B Contract with DoD; Michael McQuade, Mike Doyle Quoted

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The Department of Defense (DoD) has extended its potential  $2.7 billion contract with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to operate the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) for an additional term of five years, the University reported on Tuesday.

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Gen. John Murray on Army Futures Command’s AI Training Programs

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Gen. John “Mike” Murray, head of Army Futures Command and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, said the command is looking to help warfighters improve their skills in artificial intelligence through a number of initiatives and one of those is a master’s degree program at Carnegie Mellon University, National Defense reported Wednesday.

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Gen. John Murray: Army Launches Initiatives to Advance AI Throughout the Force

Gen. John Murray

Gen. John Murray, commander of Army Futures Command and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the Army is introducing three initiatives to help warfighters maintain their edge in the field of artificial intelligence, Defense News reported Wednesday. One of the efforts is a masters program, which will be offered through Carnegie Mellon University to teach warrant officers and noncommissioned officers about AI.

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NASA OKs Student-Made Robot for Lunar Flight

Students from Carnegie Mellon University have received NASA's approval for their lunar exploration robot to land on the moon. The wheeled robot, known as Iris, has passed the agency's critical design review that is required for clearance to operate on the lunar surface, CMU said Tuesday.

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Army Taps Carnegie Mellon for Potential $70M AI R&D Contract

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The U.S. Army has awarded Carnegie Mellon University a potential five-year, $70M contract to develop a framework for innovating artificial intelligence. Army Contracting Command received one bid for the AI innovation framework R&D project via an online solicitation process, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

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Report: Pentagon’s JAIC Taps Alka Patel to Lead AI Ethical Principles Implementation

The Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center has appointed Alka Patel, a member of JAIC’s strategic engagement and policy team since January, to lead the implementation of its new ethical principles for the use of AI in combat, Nextgov reported Thursday.

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Air Force Taps Carnegie Mellon to Create Materials Science Research Center

Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Office of Scientific Research and Carnegie Mellon University have partnered to launch a center of excellence that focuses on materials sciences. CMU will host the center under a multi-million-dollar agreement with the U.S. Air Force in support of academic research and development, Wright-Patterson AF Base said Monday.

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Army’s AI Task Force Focusing on Next-Gen Mgmt Systems, Partnerships

The U.S. Army’s Artificial Intelligence Task Force is working on new projects such as predictive maintenance capabilities for helicopters and an AI application that will assist officials in talent management. The Army said Tuesday that its AI Task Force was created last year as part of a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University and the Army Futures Command.

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NASA to Support Space Resource Mining Projects

NASA seeks to mine resources on the moon and Mars in support of the space agency's wider exploration goals. The agency said Wednesday that it will deploy two robotic projects to support resource mining studies under Phase III of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program. Teams from Carnegie Mellon University and TransAstra will each receive $2 million for respective two-year projects.

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