DOD Increases AI Capacity Through Strategy, Alignment

DOD Increases AI Capacity Through Strategy, Alignment January 9, 2024 Authored: By Joseph Clark Published: DOD News Summary: The U.S. Department of Defense has significantly improved its ability to field new tactics and technologies, particularly in artificial intelligence, according to Michael C. Horowitz, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Development and Emerging Capabilities. He […]

Loyal Wingman Drone Cost, Capability Concerns Emerge In Defense Bill

Loyal Wingman Drone Cost, Capability Concerns Emerge In Defense Bill December 8, 2023 Authored: By Joseph Trevithick Published: The War Zone Summary: The draft of the U.S. defense policy bill for the 2024 Fiscal Year mandates that the Air Force and Navy disclose details on the costs and capabilities of their Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA) […]

Some tech leaders fear AI. ScaleAI is selling it to the military

Some tech leaders fear AI. ScaleAI is selling it to the military October 22, 2023 Authored: By Gerrit De Vynck Published: Washington Post Summary: ScaleAI, a leading AI company, is positioning itself as a key player in the technological rivalry between the United States and China. It recently secured a $249 million contract with the […]

US Military Pledges Principled, Responsible Approach to Artificial Intelligence

US Military Pledges Principled, Responsible Approach to Artificial Intelligence OCTOBER 12, 2023 Authored: by Sonner Kehrt and Eden Stratton Published: The War Horse Summary: The article discusses the military’s investment in artificial intelligence (AI) and the potential ethical and operational challenges. The U.S. military is allocating significant funds for AI and machine learning development. The […]

Preparing Sailors for the Age of AI

Preparing Sailors for the Age of AI April 2022 Authored: By Andrew Pfau Published: US Naval Institute Proceedings Summary: The U.S. Navy is increasingly incorporating AI and unmanned systems into its operations. However, it lacks defined training and education for personnel operating AI systems, which could lead to inefficiencies and a loss of talent to […]

A.I. Brings the Robot Wingman to Aerial Combat

A.I. Brings the Robot Wingman to Aerial Combat Aug. 27, 2023 Authored: By Eric Lipton Published: New York Times Summary: The U.S. Air Force is developing the XQ-58A Valkyrie, an experimental AI-powered aircraft with the potential to supplement traditional fighter jets, offering highly capable drones as combat companions. These collaborative combat aircraft (CCAs) could be […]

An AI quadcopter has beaten human champions at drone racing

An AI quadcopter has beaten human champions at drone racing August 30, 2023 Authored: Geoff Brumfiel Published: NPR Summary: A small quadcopter drone powered by artificial intelligence (AI) has outflown human competitors in races. Developed in Switzerland, the drone used a combination of supervised learning, conventional programming, and reinforcement learning to master racing courses. While […]

Why we should all be rooting for boring AI

Why we should all be rooting for boring AI August 22, 2023 Authored: Melissa Heikkilä Published: MIT Technology Review Summary: The article discusses the ethical complexities of using AI in warfare. It highlights the lack of rules and accountability for AI failures in conflict situations. The US Department of Defense’s move to implement Generative AI […]

Inside the messy ethics of making war with machines

Inside the messy ethics of making war with machines August 16, 2023 Authored: Arthur Holland Michel Published: MIT Technology Review Summary: In a future war scenario, soldiers use AI-powered tools for decision-making, from identifying targets to approving fire orders. The human role in these AI-assisted decisions becomes crucial. The integration of AI into military decision-making […]

Oppenheimer Offers Us a Fresh Warning of AI’s Danger

Oppenheimer Offers Us a Fresh Warning of AI’s Danger July 27, 2023 Authored: Senator Edward J. Markey Published: Scientific American Summary: The article draws parallels between the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and nuclear weapons. It highlights the potential harm and misuse of AI, including its impact on mental health, exploitation of labor practices, exacerbation […]