Military Capabilities

US DoD releases first Artificial Intelligence Strategy

15 February 2019

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has released a document to summarise the 2018 strategy for artificial intelligence (AI) in response to the US President Donald Trump’s signing an executive order to launch the American Artificial Intelligence Initiative.

Released on 12 February the strategy states that the DoD has outlined the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) as the focal point for carrying out the strategy. As well as enabling consistency of approach, technology, and tools, the work of JAIC will complement the efforts of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), DoD laboratories, and other entities focused on longer-term technology creation and future AI research and development (R&D).

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