What it is: The Joint Artificial Information Center is the DOD’s effort to compete with the rest of the world in the realm of artificial intelligence.
What it does: The JAIC is focused on synchronizing AI activities across the military, and bringing together top AI researchers in both private and public sector organizations. A key reason the JAIC was created was to focus on near-term execution and AI adoption throughout the DOD. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was given $2 billion in funding for AI research, which should lead to long-term AI technology development. It is believed that the JAIC will be used to take the technology that DARPA develops and to implement said technology into real-world cases.
Why it matters: Creating a common pathway for all departments of the DOD to execute their respective AI initiatives is critical. The JAIC will help departments across the DOD ensure that their AI initiatives and programs are aligned with the National Defense Strategy. This will be accomplished by using shared data repositories, reusable tools, frameworks, as well as cloud and edge services.
What to do about it: Get Involved. As with nearly every government program, the private sector will play a key part in its success. This fall, the JAIC will host “Solutions Meetings” where organizations will be invited to present on the following topics:
- Autonomous Cyber Defense
- User Activity Monitoring & Attribution
- Social Media & Dark Web Analysis
- Network Mapping
- Autonomous DevOps
- Data engineering
Plainly stated, there are plenty of opportunities for the right private sector organizations to participate.