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The next phase of artificial intelligence is here for the Pentagon. The Defense Department is focusing on going to war with the data it has to build better models for national security missions.

  • Angela Sheffield, senior program manager for AI for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), said the United States national security enterprise must apply creativity and determination to develop the artificial intelligence capabilities necessary to win in competition with China, Russia and emerging threats.
  • Sheffield said the focus should be on better methods for building powerful artificial intelligence systems to analyze existing data.
  • NNSA, in collaboration with the Department of Energy National Laboratories, the Defense Department and the Intelligence Community, is advancing artificial intelligence to strengthen the country’s ability to detect nuclear weapons development around the world, said Sheffield.
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