Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DirectorÂ Arati Prabhakar toldÂ herÂ audience at an Atlantic Council event that artificial intelligence is still in theÂ infancy stage as new technologies emerge, FedScoop reported Monday.
Billy Mitchell writes that the research agency invests in the advancement of AIÂ and looks to addressÂ its limitations in what PrabhakarÂ refers to as the “second wave of AI.”
“Itâs a wave that is about machines that learn,” said Prabhakar.
“Itâs been fueled by new GPU architectures, by new algorithms and especially by the vastness of data thatâs available for these systems to train on,” she added.
The DARPA director also discussed AI’s limitations compared to humansÂ in areas suchÂ as imageÂ identification, FedScoop said.
PrabhakarÂ also noted thatÂ a human element will always beÂ present throughout the “third wave” advancement of AI to a stage whereÂ machine learning will affectÂ Defense Department decision-making on the battlefield, the report said.