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Tech Leaders Call on DOD to Accelerate Commercial Tech Adoption; Eric Schmidt Quoted

Eric Schmidt

Technology industry executives are urging the Department of Defense (DOD) to increase the adoption of commercial technologies to maintain its military advantage over Russia, China and other near-peer competitors. DOD also needs to overcome hurdles with regard to procurement processes and bureaucracy and Eric Schmidt, chair of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) and former CEO of Google, said he believes such challenges could be addressed.

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Congressional Commission Recommends Stronger DOD Statement on Broader AI Adoption; Robert Work Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

Robert Work, vice chairman of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI), said the U.S. must integrate autonomy and AI into systems warfare to stay ahead of adversaries. Eric Schmidt, chair of NSCAI, added that the Department of Defense needs to have a stronger stance on large-scale AI adoption. 

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AI National Security Commission Calls for DOD to Develop Career Pathways to Retain AI Talent; Eric Schmidt Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

Leaders and commissioners of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI), said the Department of Defense (DOD) and federal civilian agencies should come up with career pathways to help recruit and retain AI talent in government service. Robert Work said adding a computational thinking section to the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery could help the military identify potential AI talent.

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Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Discusses U.S. Preparedness for ‘AI Era’

Machine Learning

The National Security Commission on AI (NSCAI), composed of experts that are chaired by former Google chief executive officer, Eric Schmidt, released a report that addressed the national posture for the artificial intelligence (AI) era. The report found that the U.S. is underprepared for the AI race, stating that China could potentially replace the U.S. as the world’s “AI superpower.”

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Federal Commission Eyes $32B Annual Spending for AI Research by FY 2026

Domain-Aware

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) has submitted its draft report to Congress stating that annual AI research and development spending must reach $32 billion by fiscal year 2026. Eric Schmidt, chairman of NSCAI, said at the group's plenary session that it is vital to take an incremental approach to addressing recommendations detailed in the report.

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NSCAI Recommends AI Infrastructure Adoption by 2025 to Support C2 Programs

Artificial Intelligence

A National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) report states that the Department of Defense (DOD) must work to adopt AI infrastructure by 2025 to widely implement emerging technologies and drive information technology modernization. NSCAI is headed by Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google, and Bob Work, a former DOD deputy secretary.

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AI Commission Talks Digital Academy, Reserve Corps at House Subcommittee Hearing; NCSAI Chairman Eric Schmidt Quoted

AI Workforce

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) told a House subcommittee Thursday that bold measures are needed to enhance the government’s artificial intelligence workforce and one of NSCAI’s recommendations is the creation of a “digital academy." The commission also suggested the creation of a digital reserve corps

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Mark Sirangelo Succeeds Eric Schmidt as Defense Innovation Board Chair

Mark Sirangelo

Mark Sirangelo, entrepreneur scholar in residence at the University of Colorado, has succeeded Eric Schmidt as chairman of the Defense Innovation Board (DIB). The report noted that DIB named Drew Endy, a professor at Stanford University and president of BioBricks Foundation, to the board. 

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Reps. Will Hurd, Robin Kelly to Introduce Legislation on AI Research, Ethics

Will Hurd,

Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., plan to introduce legislation focused on driving research into artificial intelligence and its impact on ethics, national security and the workforce. He noted that agencies should partner with industry to establish a "cyber National guard” to improve cybersecurity and promote the good use of AI.

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