A new Center for a New American Security report offers several recommendations for U.S. government leaders to help ensure U.S. leadership in artificial intelligence.Read More »
The White House National Science and Technology Council released its 2016–2019 progress report on the advancement of research-and-development work on artificial intelligence. The report documents the initiatives agencies have launched in the past three years to deliver on federal AI R&D and is structured around the eight priority areas outlined in the National AI R&D Strategic Plan: 2019 Update issued in June.Read More »
The Department of Energy has chosen a public-private partnership led by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to manage a research and development facility that will focus on desalineation technology platforms.Read More »
Department of Energy and Weill Family Foundation have initiated a public-private partnership to incorporate artificial intelligence into neurosience research. DOE said Monday that it will provide AI technologies to support scientific research on brain-related biomedical and public health topics such as neurological disorders.Read More »
The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence provided updates on its activities and future plans to advance AI development through its initial congressional report, National Defense reported Wednesday. According to the report released Wednesday, the commissioners decided to group themselves into four working teams focused on four key areas, including maintaining U.S. leadership in AI research and keeping the country’s advantage in AI national security applications.Read More »
Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense, said she approved a new program that “will convene trusted sources of private capital with innovative companies critical to defense industrial base and national security.” Lord, a 2019 Wash100 winner, said Friday in a press briefing the Trusted Capital Marketplace is a public-private partnership that seeks to launch a pilot program that will help small- and medium-sized firms produce "emerging defense and commercial technologies."Read More »
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the federal government needs the private sector to detect and deter emerging cyber threats, The Hill reported Tuesday. During the agency’s recent Science and Technology Directorate’s Cybersecurity and Innovation Showcase, Nielsen highlighted that the rates of threats and risks are outpacing the government’s ability to identify, assess and address them.Read More »
A Defense Department program - Project Maven - that aims to leverage machine learning to determine and classify objects in images derived from drones has seen its funding rise to $93.1M in the fiscal 2019 defense spending measure.