Artificial Intelligence: Are We Losing The Race?
“I think Russia and China are in a better position than we are at the moment on Artificial Intelligence,” Sen. Sen. James Inhofe said. I asked if he would press hard for more money. Answer: “To me, there are other things that need to be done first.”
Sen. Warner, Gen. Dunford Question Google, Silicon Valley For Helping China
The Pentagon and, increasingly, Congress have grown frustrated with tech giants who shy away from US government work while flocking to Beijing to tap a massive — but authoritarian — market.
Pentagon Frustrated By Silicon Valley Rejection: Joint Chiefs Chairman
HALIFAX: The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs expressed frustration Saturday over the refusal of some tech giants to work with the US military. “I have a hard time with companies that are working very hard to engage in the market inside China,” said Gen. Joe Dunford at the Halifax Security Forum, “then don’t want to work… Keep reading →
HAC-D Members Want Investigation into JEDI Competition
Two lawmakers don’t mention Amazon Web Services by name in their letter to the DoD IG, but the Web retailer is all over the complaint.
Air Force Busts Out Credit Cards To Buy High Tech Gear
The Air Force can be an “angel investor” for some startups, said Will Roper, the service’s top acquisition official.
Pentagon Hopes JEDI Contract Good For The Force
WASHINGTON: The JEDI cloud computing contract may be one of the most controversial deals the Pentagon hasn’t even awarded. Worth up to $10 billion over a decade, the Pentagon’s attempt to build its first true enterprise-wide cloud has sparked charges that the deal is designed to go straight to Amazon, which already supplies the CIA… Keep reading →
Joint Artificial Intelligence Center Created Under DoD CIO
“The major challenge for the US is China,” CNA analyst Larry Lewis said. “They are approaching the use of AI just like the US approached going to the moon in the sixties.”
AI for Good in War; Beyond Google’s ‘Don’t Be Evil:’
In recent weeks, two events demonstrated the promise of and concern over the growing use of artificial intelligence (AI). At the #AI4Good Summit in Geneva, attendees reviewed the many ways AI can help humanity in medicine, education, economic and law enforcement applications, to name a few. Meanwhile, Google withdrew from a Pentagon project called… Keep reading →
Google Helps Chinese Military, Why Not US? Bob Work
Despite its ethical objections to helping the Pentagon, Google indirectly and inadvertently assists the Chinese military, which has tentacles into the tech giant’s ventures in China, former deputy secretary of defense Robert Work said.
Pratt & Whitney Enters Incubator Biz To Slash Development Time in Half
As the Pentagon and the defense industry rush to keep up with the shift to great power competition and the fight for tech workers rushing for Silicon Valley, the idea of technology incubators is catching fire.