March 29, 2019

The Future of AI: Pentagon’s New Center Leading the Way

Source: National Defense Magazine

Journalist: Yasmin Tadjdeh

Pentagon officials have long said that strides in artificial intelligence technology could revolutionize the future of warfare. With major efforts such as Project Maven — which developed platforms to analyze reams of drone footage — already under its belt, the department is taking concrete steps to further streamline AI into various facets of the department including war­fighting and its business practices.

In February, the Defense Department released a new document, “Summary of the 2018 Department of Defense Artificial Intelligence Strategy: Harnessing AI to Advance Our Security and Prosperity.” The strategy is meant to drive urgency, scale and unity of effort as the services pursue the technology.

“AI is poised to transform every industry and is expected to impact every corner of the [Defense] Department, spanning operations, training, sustainment, force protection, recruiting, health care and many others,” the summary said. “With the application of AI to defense, we have an opportunity to improve support for and protection of U.S. service members, safeguard our citizens, defend our allies and partners and improve the affordability and speed of our operations.”

Read the full article and more in National Defense Magazine.


  • Kara Frederick

    Former Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Kara Frederick is a former Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS)....