U.S. military's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is ready to switch latest AI technology to warfare

June 18, 2020
Focus is on network-of-networks; using AI to wield firepower; coordinating weapons to increase lethality; and disabling enemy communications.

WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) is ready to focus its efforts on bringing AI to warfare, says Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan. Fedscoop reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

18 June 2020 -- The JAIC’s initial efforts have been on low-risk and public-friendly efforts like using artificial intelligence (AI) for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and predictive maintenance.

The AI hub’s work will not turn to “killer robots” immediately, but it will tackle projects like fast communications under its Joint Warfighting mission initiative.

Shanahan stressed that at every turn the JAIC is working to implement its ethical principles for AI. The JAIC has a team dedicated to turning the principles into action and is piloting a responsible AI champions program to ensure ethical questions are raised across different product teams.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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