THE FUTURE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN NATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENSE - The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and its Forward Defense practice hosted the public event “The Future of Artificial Intelligence in National Security and Defense., ”generously supported by Accrete AI, on Wednesday, May 25, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.
As artificial intelligence (AI) transforms national security and defense, it is imperative for the Department of Defense (DoD), Congress, and the private sector to closely collaborate in order to advance major AI development priorities. However, key barriers remain, as bureaucracy, acquisition processes, and organizational culture continue to inhibit the military’s ability to bring in external innovation and move more rapidly toward AI integration and adoption. As China—and, to a lesser extent, Russia—develop their own capabilities, the stakes of the military AI competition are high, and time is short.
With keynote remarks by the Director of the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, Lieutenant General Michael S. Groen, and by the CEO of Accrete AI, Prashant Bhuyan, as well as panel discussions on DoD’s and industry’s roles in AI development, this event served as an opportunity to examine the challenges and opportunities inherent in developing AI for national security and defense applications.
This event also featured the launch of Forward Defense’s latest report, "Eye to Eye in AI: Developing Artificial Intelligence for National Security and Defense" by Margarita Konaev and Tate Nurkin, which examines the critical role of AI in national security, compares US, Chinese, and Russian progress in AI, and offers policy recommendations for improving the scale and pace of AI technology adoption and integration by the Pentagon.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 05/25/22