Pentagon AI tool for battling coronavirus hold lessons for war

Pentagon AI tool for battling coronavirus hold lessons for war
WASHINGTON — A project launched by the Pentagon’s chief artificial intelligence office in response to the coronavirus pandemic has provided several lessons to help in a pivot toward developing AI tools for war.

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center’s COVID-19 project, called Project Salus, delivered AI tools to leaders at U.S. Northern Command, with which they predicted shortfalls in food and medical supplies. With Project Salus, the JAIC focused on quick development and delivery of the tools — an effort that has taught several lessons as the center moves forward with its joint war-fighting effort and as its acting director pushes the organization to become “the world’s best software company.”

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