Pentagon Establishes Artificial Intelligence Oversight Group
The US Department of Defense has announced the creation of a new specialized working group named Lima. The primary goal of this entity will be to explore the possibilities of integrating artificial intelligence systems into defense technologies, as reported by the portal Interesting Engineering.
The organization will be engaged in analyzing the options for responsible and strategic application of generative artificial intelligence within the context of military tasks. One of the key functions of the Lima working group will involve contributing to risk reduction and responsible implementation of innovative technologies within military structures.
The Lima working group will operationally report to the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO), established in June 2022. The central objective of CDAO remains ensuring the active involvement of the US Department of Defense in cutting-edge technologies, contributing to national security.
CDAO, which emerged in June 2022, was specifically created to integrate and optimize the potential of artificial intelligence within the Department of Defense. The office is responsible for expanding the use of data, analytics, and artificial intelligence within the Department of Defense, enabling the ministry's digital infrastructure and policy to propose scaled decisions based on AI, as well as safeguarding the country against existing and new threats.
Kathleen Hicks, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, emphasized that the future of defense lies not only in the implementation of advanced technologies but also in a deep understanding of responsibility and foresight regarding potential national consequences.
"As we harness the transformative capabilities of generative artificial intelligence, our focus remains on ensuring national security, risk minimization, and the responsible integration of these technologies. The future of defense is not just about deploying advanced technologies, but also about foresight, responsibility, and a profound understanding of broader implications for our nation," said Kathleen Hicks.
US Navy Captain and Task Force Lima mission commander, Xavier Lugo, highlighted that the Department of Defense recognizes the potential of generative artificial intelligence for significant improvements in various areas such as reconnaissance, operational planning, administration, and business processes. However, he underscored that responsible implementation of these technologies for effective management and achieving optimal results is of utmost importance.