Col. Stoney Trent, chief of operations at the Department of Defenseâs Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, saidÂ that commercial entities are âpoorly incentivizedâ to conduct AI development and testing during a recentÂ C4ISRNET conference, C4ISRNET reported Sunday. Trent noted that the DoD needsÂ to encourage private sector partners to develop better AI testing tools and methods that can be used in potential activities relevant to national security.
âHopefully, the nation will be at peace long enough to not have a high bandwidth of experiences with weapons implementations, but when that happens, we need them to absolutely work. Thatâs a quality of commercial technology development,â he said.
Kara Frederick, associate fellow for the Center for a New American Security’s technology and national security program, said the Pentagon can also spur industry participation by providing a conducive environment for AI development. She cited better information technology environments, common data processing standards and uniform industry interaction proceduresÂ as factors to support this effort.