Intelligence community must rely on mountains of public data to use artificial intelligence (AI) effectively

Sept. 30, 2019
The value of AI lies in its ability to sift rapidly through mountains of public data to find key information, patterns of activities and behavior.

WASHINGTON – The intelligence community needs to be willing to ingest public data from any source to unleash the power of artificial intelligence (AI), and to provide decision-makers with rapid, in-depth insights they can use. Breaking Defense reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

30 Sept. 2019 -- So says Sue Gordon, who recently stepped down as principle deputy Director of National Intelligence (DNI) after being passed over by President Trump to serve as acting DNI.

“We need to be able to use more data, and trust the data we use. That is a really hard thing for us,” Gordon says. "“But if the intelligence community just stays with the data that we understand, in the way that we have, we will not be able to get to the future.”

The value of AI, she said, lies in its ability to rapidly sift through mountains of public data — “to use the bigness of the data” — to find key information, patterns of activities and behavior, and to “understand trends in ways that we can’t see.”

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