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China, Russia, and the US Are All Building Centers for Military AI

China, Russia, and the US Are All Building Centers for Military AI (Govt., Critical Infrastructure)

The U.S. Joint Artificial Intelligence Center aims to apply lessons from an Air Force pilot project to other military services, while the Chinese approach fuses civilian and military research and Russia’s efforts are closely directed from the Kremlin. Russia “What’s interesting is the extent to which the Russian government and especially the Ministry of Defense is marshaling resources for the development of AI for its military,” said Sam Bendett, an associate research analyst at CNA and a fellow in Russia studies at the American Foreign Policy Council. A June 27 memo from Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan calls for a set of National Mission Initiatives, or “large-scale efforts to apply AI to a cluster of closely related, urgent, joint challenges” to “be developed in partnership with the Military Departments and Services, Joint Staff…and other DOD components and mission owners.” The memo also designates CIO Dana Deasy to head up the new JAIC.

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