To prepare the Defense Department for the opportunities and challenges posed by artificial intelligence, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says the department needs to build new career opportunities and is hoping to expand technology capabilities to its basic training programs. The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence has advised the Department of Defense and the intelligence services to become “AI-ready” by 2025. NSCAI commissioners encouraged the national security community to increase financing for AI research and improve the general tech literacy of its workforce in order to achieve that aim. According to Austin, the Department of Defense is requesting $112 billion in R&D funding in fiscal 2022, which would be the highest R&D request in history.
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