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Michael Kanaan on Air Force’s Need for High-Quality AI Training Data

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Michale Kanaan
Michale Kanaan Director of Operations U.S. Air Force

Michael Kanaan, director of operations at the U.S. Air Force’s artificial intelligence accelerator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), said the service must prioritize generating "quality” data for training AI models, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

Kanaan told attendees at the AFCEA AI and ML Technology Summit that the Air Force should leverage the Joint AI Center’s (JAIC) Joint Common Foundation platform to collect high-quality data instead of using lower-quality data sets.

“You should try to set policies for those words ‘training’ and ‘quality data’ in your contracts,” he noted.

Dave Spirk, chief data officer of the Department of Defense (DoD), also said at the event that his office is working to establish a data strategy for the whole department by the month’s end.