''The United States must continue to lead the way in the responsible and ethical development of artificial intelligence – and more specifically, … the Department of Defense must remain at the forefront of the military application of this game-changing technology.'' ~Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper
The Defense Innovation Unit released its initial "Responsible AI Guidelines" document Nov. 15, with intent to operationalize the Defense Department's ethical principles of artificial intelligence into its commercial prototyping and acquisition efforts.
Artificial intelligence, quantum computing, bioengineering and other leap-ahead technologies were topics addressed by the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering.
An effective national technology strategy requires investments in critical and emerging technologies, the director of the Defense Innovation Unit said.
NATO defense ministers are meeting in Belgium to chart the course for the alliance as it modernizes and adapts to a world dominated by strategic competition, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
Attacks by hostile governments and criminal networks on civilian and DOD cyberspace assets are constant threats, and as artificial intelligence grows in cyberspace, it will become a target as well, the director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center said.
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.