The Defense Innovation Unit released Responsible Artificial Intelligence guidelines that call for stakeholders to develop AI platforms using the principles of transparency, fairness and accountability and Northrop Grumman is adopting RAI principles to help establish trust in AI tools that the Department of Defense will rely on for all-domain operations, particularly in advancing the Joint All Domain Command and Control concept of operations, Breaking Defense reported Friday.
“AI and advanced, specialized processing at the tactical edge will provide a strategic information advantage. AI and edge computing are the core enabling technologies for JADC2,” said Vern Boyle, vice president of advanced processing solutions networked information solutions division at Northrop.
Boyle discussed how AI could help facilitate the movement of information across various nodes, decision makers and platforms.
“We’ll be operating in contested environments where it will be difficult for a human to react and understand how to keep the network and the comm links functioning,” he said. “The use of AI to control the communication and networking infrastructure is going to be one big application area.”
Boyle also highlighted the need for the Pentagon to advance the use of ethical AI that demonstrates democratic values.
“It is critical that we move rapidly to set the global standard for responsible and ethical AI use, and to stay ahead of China and Russia’s advances toward the lowest common denominator. The U.S., our ally partners, and all democratic-minded nations must work together to lead the development of global standards around AI and talent development,” Boyle noted.