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Deputy Defense Secretary Hicks stresses ‘speed and safety’ to integrate AI into military operations

By Rick Weber / February 22, 2024

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks stressed “speed and safety” as core elements of the Pentagon’s strategy for integrating artificial intelligence into its operations, with the goal of upgrading the military’s threat assessments and outmaneuvering adversaries, she told an audience of tech and defense industry officials.

“So we need speed and safety. We have to be responsible and rapid. We don't have the luxury of choosing one or the other. It has to be both,” she said in a Feb. 21...


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