NIST AI framework must take into account global catastrophic risk say UC Berkeley researchers

The academics cite arguments by theorists that instability caused by new AI systems could increase the probability of nuclear war.

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Air Force and Navy ink new supercomputing deal

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New high performance computers from Penguin Computing will be able to run 17.6 quadrillion operations per second.

US must lead in ethical application of AI, says Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson

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Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson says government must work with the private sector to manage emerging risks associated with the technology.

The VA is looking to 5G to enable ‘X-ray vision’ for doctors

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VA doctors may soon be able to use AR headsets to superimpose medical imaging on a patient for "safer and more effective procedures."

Air Force software platform expansion stalled by cybersecurity concerns

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DOD officials say cybersecurity concerns with the Air Force’s Platform One development environment are inhibiting code sharing with other DOD services.

How the Army is getting ready for the next Project Convergence tests

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The Army is testing Project Convergence tech in virtual environments before it sends soldiers out into the desert later this year.

DIU adds new venture funding pool for defense tech startups

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DIU adds the National Security Innovation Capital (NSIC) fund to its innovation toolkit.

Civil rights organizations want nondiscrimination steps laid out in NIST’s AI guidance

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New AI system initiatives should be reviewed for potentially illegal discriminatory treatment or effects, advocacy groups say.

Agencies may want to establish a national strategy for contact-tracing apps

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The absence of a national exposure notification app led 26 states, territories and Washington, D.C. to seek out their own.

DDS to transfer counter-drone capabilities to Air Force

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Air Force Research Lab's NINJA counter-sUAS program will absorb the Defense Digital Service's drone-sensing capabilities.

DOD elevates CTO and launches new innovation steering group

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Kathleen Hicks says the department is trying to shift the focus of the role more towards innovation.