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DOD Releases Memorandum on Responsible AI; Kathleen Hicks Quoted

Kathleen Hicks

The Department of Defense (DOD) has released a memorandum designed to promote the responsible use of artificial intelligence across the DOD. The memorandum lays out a governance structure, oversight approaches, warfighter trust-building and other efforts to implement responsible AI use in the department. The DOD must adopt an AI approach that is responsible, equitable, traceable, reliable and governable. 

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DOD Agencies Use Machine Learning to Accommodate Complex Automation

Robotic Process

Two organizations within the Department of Defense (DOD) partnered to automate financial transactions via machine learning technology. The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) infused robotic process automation with machine learning to enable complex transaction tasks. These complex tasks include tracking unmatched or wrongly labeled transactions. 

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NSCAI’s Robert Work, JAIC’s Michael Groen on DOD’s AI Readiness Needs

Artificial Intelligence

Robert Work, vice-chair of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI), said the U.S. must take its competition with China seriously as the latter accelerates government support for AI programs. Work told reporters at a Pentagon briefing that the U.S. must establish resources, a strategy and organizational structure to compete with China on AI.

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Lt. Gen. Michael Groen Says DOD Must Avoid AI Obsolescence

Lt. Gen. Michael Groen

Lt. Gen. Michael Groen, a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient and the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) director, believes that the biggest artificial intelligence (AI) threat facing the Department of Defense (DOD) is obsolescence. He stressed that China is attempting to become the world leader in AI by 2030 and the DOD needs to have integrated systems to counter that threat.

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Lt. Gen. Michael Groen: DOD Should Accelerate Efforts to Integrate AI Into Operations

Lt. Gen. Michael Groen

Lt. Gen. Michael Groen, director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said the Department of Defense (DOD) should speed up its efforts to adopt cloud services, standardize data and incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) into operations in order to keep its edge over China. 

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Lt. Gen. Michael Groen: DOD Should Modernize Warfighting Enterprise for AI Implementation

Lt. Gen. Michael Groen

Lt. Gen. Michael Groen, director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said the Department of Defense's (DOD) warfighting enterprise systems must evolve to integrate with artificial intelligence technology. The Marine Corps lieutenant general added JAIC aims to help the Pentagon address operational efficiency and effectiveness goals.

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Lt. Gen. Michael Groen on JAIC’s Efforts to Meet AI National Security Commission’s Final Recommendations

Lt. Gen. Michael Groen

Roughly fifty percent of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence's (NSCAI) recommendations in its final report center on defense and Lt. Gen. Michael Groen, head of the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said “we’re already working on two-thirds of them. 

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Jacqueline Tame: JAIC Focuses on Projects in Logistics, Test and Evaluation Areas

AI User Trust

Jacqueline Tame, acting deputy director for the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), said JAIC is focusing on projects that will have the most potential impact on the military and its readiness and those areas include logistics and test and evaluation. JAIC and the Pentagon’s test and evaluation office are working together to build a test framework and further advance AI adoption.

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JAIC’s Stephanie Culberson on New JAIC Forum’s Role in Driving AI-Driven Readiness

Artificial Intelligence

Stephanie Culberson, head of international artificial intelligence policy at the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), said the center's new forum is meant to drive discussion on AI’s role in ensuring military readiness. The Partnership for Defense, which JAIC created late last year, is meant to provide an “open door” to allies in AI efforts.

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Deputy DOD Secretary Nominee Kathleen Hicks on Plans for JAIC’s AI Implementation Efforts

Kathleen Hicks

Kathleen Hicks, President Biden's nominee for deputy secretary of the Department of Defense (DOD), outlined her plans for the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) during her confirmation hearing this week. JAIC will fall under Hicks’ oversight if she receives Senate confirmation for the deputy secretary role. Hicks holds memberships at the Aerospace Corp.’s board of trustees and the U.S. Naval institute’s board of directors.

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