Pentagon's Ambitious Vision and Strategy for AI Not Yet Backed by Sufficient Visibility or Resources
Dec 17, 2019
In this report, the authors assess the state of artificial intelligence (AI) relevant to DoD and address misconceptions about it; conduct an independent and introspective assessment of the Department of Defense's posture in AI; and put forth a set of recommendations for internal actions, external engagements, and potential legislative or regulatory actions that could enhance the Department of Defense posture in AI.
Assessment and Recommendations
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The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act mandated a study on artificial intelligence (AI) topics. In this report, RAND Corporation researchers assess the state of AI relevant to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and address misconceptions about AI; they carry out an independent and introspective assessment of the Department of Defense's posture for AI; and they share a set of recommendations for internal actions, external engagements, and potential legislative or regulatory actions to enhance the Department of Defense's posture in AI.
Analytical Framework and Methodology
The DoD-Relevant State of Artificial Intelligence
DoD Posture for Artificial Intelligence
Details of the Analytic Methodology
Insights from Federal Interviews
Insights from Interviews with Industry and Academia
Insights from Historical Case Studies
Defining Artificial Intelligence
This research was sponsored by the DoD Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and was conducted within the Acquisition and Technology Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the defense agencies, and the defense Intelligence Community.
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