Defense Department Launches Effort to Improve Internal AI Literacy
The Department of Defense Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office has launched an enterprise-wide AI education program.
The department aims for the initiative to serve as a reference for terms and concepts on AI and emerging technologies such as 5G, data analytics, edge computing and internet of things.
According to a press release, providing basic AI knowledge could facilitate better communication throughout the DOD.
Craig Martell, chief digital and artificial intelligence officer and a 2023 Wash100 winner, said Digital On-Demand is intended to form a foundational understanding of emerging technologies and demonstrate the workforce’s role as such capabilities are adopted.
CDAO is delivering Digital On-Demand through the Digital University, a joint venture of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Space Force.
The rollout was preceded by a pilot program in August for around 1,200 DOD participants and a soft launch in the summer of 2023 to U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Central Command personnel.
Category: Digital Modernization
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