Breaking Defense: “We may be losing the race” for AI says Robert Work
Tue September, 2020, Age: 3 years
Robert Work, the former deputy secretary of defense who led the Pentagon’s push for artificial intelligence in 2016, says that the Department of Defense is “not doing enough” to win a race for AI against China. Work, now the vice-chair of Congress’s National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, calls for strengthening the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and possibly even replicating the Chinese model of a single unified Strategic Support Force, which oversees satellites, cyberspace, electronic warfare, and information warfare. For the US to keep up requires not only funding, Work said, but also a new sense of urgency and new forms of organization.