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Pentagon Sets Big Goals for Its New AI Center

The Defense Department expects its new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center to speed up the adoption of AI tools across the military enterprise and draw a wave of talented technologists to the Pentagon.

At a Defense Innovation Board public meeting on Wednesday, the department also asked the advisory group to help compile a set of ethical and safety principles to guide the military’s use of artificial intelligence by the end of the year.

“We’re in the midst of an exciting and crucial time in the development of AI,” said Brendan McCord, the head of machine learning at the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, known as DIUx. “When you apply AI to new fields and industries it has the potential to transform them. We know AI has the potential to be an enabling layer across nearly everything.”

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