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The acting director of the Department of Defense Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, Nand Mulchandani, briefs reporters about DoD’s recent initiatives with artificial intelligence, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., July 8, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Nand Mulchandani steps down as Joint Artificial Intelligence Center CTO

He exits the Pentagon's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center but says he is leaving the door open for a possible return to government.
The view from a camera in the Pentagon briefing room on Feb. 24, 2020, as Department of Defense Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy and Air Force Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan spoke to the press on the adoption of ethical principles for artificial intelligence. (DOD / Lisa Ferdinando)

The DOD needs to define AI and protect its data better, watchdog says

A new IG report dinged the DOD for its lack of coordination on AI projects and a need for stronger security controls to protect its data.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Caleb uses a computer program to identify network issues during his unit’s training period at Berry Field Air National Guard Base, Nashville, Tennessee, on May 5, 2019. Caleb’s unit was training in advanced network systems and resolving network issues. (U.S. Air National Guard / Tech. Sgt. Mark Thompson)

Pentagon’s JAIC on the hunt for technology, technical experts to develop and test AI

The JAIC is looking for software to test its algorithms and people to help engineer them.