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JAIC Selects Arthur to Deliver Enhanced AI Performance Capabilities to DOD

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JAIC Selects Arthur to Deliver Enhanced AI Performance Capabilities to DOD

New York-headquartered Arthur announced that it has been selected by the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center to deliver an AI performance management solution as part of a test and evaluation blanket purchase agreement. The deal represents a $249 million effort to accelerate production AI capabilities across the Department of Defense, Arthur said Wednesday.

In a statement, Arthur said the new vehicle will allow the DOD to leverage its platform for AI monitoring and optimization to deliver better results with accuracy, explainability and fairness.

The company said that it brings considerable expertise and commitment to the federal government, having successfully worked with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Intelligence Community, the National Institute of Standards and Technology as well as the Army, Navy and Air Force.

Arthur said that ensuring the appropriate foundation for production AI capabilities is particularly crucial in view of the release of the DOD’s Ethical AI Principles. The set of principles emphasizes the need for responsible, equitable, traceable, reliable and governable AI development.

In February 2020, the DOD adopted a series of ethical principles for the use of AI today following recommendations provided to then-Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. The recommendations came after 15 months of consultation with leading AI experts in the commercial industry, government, academia and the American public.

The adoption of ethical principles aligns with the DOD AI strategy objective directing the U.S. military to lead in the ethical and lawful use of such systems.

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