The United States Department of Defense (DoD) appoints veteran artificial intelligence expert Diane Staheli as its new Chief of Responsible AI division, reports Fedscoop.
Staheli will assist in the development and implementation of policies, methods, standards, and metrics for procuring and producing AI that is trustworthy and responsible inside the Department of Defense.
She took over about nine months after the Department of Defense’s first AI ethical head left the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC).
The Pentagon has been recently upgrading its technological capabilities, especially in the field of new-age technologies like AI, and this new addition will definitely help DoD achieve its goals.
“[Staheli] has significant experience in military-oriented research and development environments and is a contributing member of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence AI Assurance working group,” Sarah Flaherty, CDAO’s public affairs officer.
Flaherty further added that Staheli joins the CDAO from the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where she gained extensive experience in AI ethics and research, data analytics, and technology development.
In recent years, the Pentagon has embraced AI-based technology to facilitate activities ranging from the back office to the combat. Earlier this month, The US DoD selected object data infrastructure provider OStream’s Percept for Vision AI solution to secure ports across the country.
According to the Department of Defense, the solution will be used to address a variety of issues, including workflow issues and others. The DoD can link any camera to more than 300 artificial intelligence services using Percept’s AI Hub, resulting in real-time insights saved in a consolidated and private data lake.