Vision: Transform the DoD Through Artificial Intelligence

U.S. Department of Defense

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Center of Excellence that provides a critical mass of expertise to help the Department harness the game-changing power of AI. To help operationally prepare the Department for AI, the JAIC integrates technology development, with the requisite policies, knowledge, processes and relationships to ensure long term success and scalability.

The mission of the JAIC is to transform the DoD by accelerating the delivery and adoption of AI to achieve mission impact at scale. The goal is to use AI to solve large and complex problem sets that span multiple services; then, ensure the Services and Components have real-time access to ever-improving libraries of data sets and tools. The JAIC’s holistic approach includes:

  • Accelerating the delivery and adoption of AI
  • Scaling the impact of AI across the Department
  • Defend U.S. critical infrastructure from malicious cyber activity that alone, or as part of a campaign, could cause a significant cyber incident
  • Establishing a common foundation that enables decentralized execution and experimentation
  • Evolving partnerships with industry, academia, allies and partners
  • Cultivating a leading AI workforce
  • Leading in military AI ethics and safety.

The JAIC delivers AI capabilities to the Department through two distinct categories: National Mission Initiatives (NMIs) and Component Mission Initiatives (CMIs). NMIs are broad, joint, hard, cross-cutting AI/ML challenges that the JAIC will run using a cross-functional team approach. The CMIs component- specific and solve a particular problem. CMIs will be run by the components, with support from JAIC in a number of ways that include funding, data management, common foundation, integration into programs of record, and sustainment.

2 thoughts on “Vision: Transform the DoD Through Artificial Intelligence

  1. This looks scary, like a matrix of super control, a veritable tell-all. Made me think of this:

    “What is the Internet of Things? In a nutshell, the Internet of Things is the concept of connecting any device (so long as it has an on/off switch) to the Internet and to other connected devices. The IoT is a giant network of connected things and people – all of which collect and share data about the way they are used and about the environment around them.”
    — Jen Clark, IBM Business Operations Blog, 11/17/16

    Hmm… “a giant network of connected things and people.” So how are they thinking of “connecting” us. Could it be by jab? Some say yes.

    For all their sophisticated methods and so-called achievements, they’ve yet see what free people are capable of. I refuse their prison. And here’s Johnny:


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