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Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan: DoD’s JAIC In Talks With Northcom, National Guard Bureau Over AI

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Jack Shanahan
Jack Shanahan

Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, director of the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said JAIC is in discussions with the National Guard Bureau and U.S. Northern Command about how to facilitate response to the coronavirus pandemic using AI, Bloomberg Government reported Wednesday.

“It’s very similar to the things we have been talking about our humanitarian assistance and disaster relief effort but just for the very real, very exigent circumstance of coronavirus,” Shanahan said.

He said he believes JAIC will play a role to help the government respond to COVID-19.

“We have been leaning pretty far forward to look at some opportunities to bring in data and do some data aggregation and analytics based on a little bit of machine learning, a little bit of natural language processing and then providing this into a common operating picture,” said Shanahan.

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This year represents our sixth annual Wash100 Award selection. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic’s organizational and editorial leadership as the most influential leaders in the GovCon sector. These leaders demonstrate skills in leadership, innovation, achievement, and vision.

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