Recently, at the AI for Defense Summit, defense and industry leaders met to discuss strategies for using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve national security. One way in which the national security community has rapidly deployed AI and demonstrated results is by leveraging it to develop secure software to meet the warfighter’s needs at the speed of relevancy. Government Technology Insider talked with Jay Bonci, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the Department of the Air Force, and Nate Aiken, Senior Director of Air Force Market at Maximus to discuss strategies for defending the cyber terrain.
To combat cyber threats facing the nation, Bonci recommended that defense agencies use AI and threat intelligence APIs at scale. “If you look at it simply from an economic perspective, you can’t throw human beings at behaviors that adversaries can automate against you,” Bonci said. “This is going to be a battlefield which is driven by who can pilot AI better… Making it possible for our workforce to be AI competent and AI competitive are going to be key for us to keep our edge in the cyber terrain.”
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