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Panel: U.S. Military Artificial Intelligence Effort Underfunded, Understaffed
ANNAPOLIS, Md.— When speaking of the Department of Defense’s artificial intelligence research and development, a panel of academics and the Pentagon’s top A.I.
“We’re in a strategic competition against a peer adversary — not near-peer — but peer.” Russia and China are devoting vast amounts of resources to develop A.I.
research and development efforts while his office, like the rest of the Department of Defense, struggles for predictable, reliable funding streams.
Operating under a continuing resolution, the stop-gap spending bill Congress approves when it delays passing a fiscal year budget, further challenges Shanahan’s efforts because CRs cap current spending at the previous year’s funding levels and limit new contracts.
“I can’t speak exactly on the quality of their talent, but here’s the way I talk about this: If you put enough people and enough money at the problem, eventually you solve the problem, even if you’re not going to get it right for the first five years.” The military A.I.
technology is developing very rapidly, quicker than the Pentagon’s ability to plan for and fund research according to the standard budgeting process, he said.
As talent and technology improves, the uses will become more complex, such as for missile defense systems or even anticipating medical treatments, he said.
is important, it is going to be important for future developments, but any of the hysteria that is going along about that it is overly capable is not true.” For instance, any talk of A.I.
So I’ve been there, I know what it’s like and I know what we don’t need are technologies that we don’t know what they’re capable of,” Cummings said.
Pentagon Falling Behind in Using Artificial Intelligence on the Battlefield
– The United States military is falling behind in the race to use artificial intelligence to box adversaries into warfighting corners, the former head of U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command said on Tuesday. A.I.
The idea is can we use autonomy, can we use edge AI, can we use Ai for maneuver to mitigate risk to operators to reduce casualties.” If an autonomous robot or drone can clear a house quicker and without worry about crossfire, this is an example of A.I.
can be the equalizer by offering present military and political leaders with decisions in real-time, based on a myriad of scenarios, to hypersonic weapons that potentially present little warning when launched.
“If you’re concerned about national security in the future, then it is imperative that the United States lead AI so we that we can unfold the best practices so that we’re not driven by secure AI to assume additional levels of risk when it comes to lethal actions,” Losey said.