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Naval Postgraduate School Updates AI Educational Video Series for Newcomers

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Naval Postgraduate School Updates AI Educational Video Series for Newcomers

The Naval Postgraduate School has updated its Harnessing Artificial Intelligence educational video series, designed to dispel misconceptions about what the emerging technology is and is not capable of.

HAI was developed as part of a course for NPS students and is used by the Department of Defense’s Joint AI Center for its own education programs.

The video series—which includes lectures by experts in automation, machine types, AI applications, strategy and ethics—has been updated for 2022, DVIDS reported.

Peter Denning, a distinguished professor at NPS, said that HAI is designed to temper newcomers’ expectations for AI, adding that the technology has traditionally been touted to be more capable than it is.

He said that excess hype is not healthy for national defense as it can cause developers and users to expect more than what AI can deliver.

Denning noted that the updated course discusses the integral role of AI in future warfare and geopolitical power competition.

Industry and government executives have highlighted the importance of AI and automation in enabling the military’s warfighting modernization efforts, including the Joint All-Domain Command and Control initiative.

Seth Harvey, CEO and co-founder of data analytics firm Bluestaqs, previously said that AI will be critical for performing day-to-day chores such as tasking JADC2 sensors.

The technology is also expected to play an important role in managing big data from repositories like the Space Force’s Unified Data Library.

Vern Boyle, vice president of advanced processing solutions at Northrop Grummans’ networked information solutions division, has also said that JADC2 will heavily rely on AI’s ability to determine how best to move information across different platforms and nodes.

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Tags: automation digital modernization DVIDS emerging technology Harnessing Artificial Intelligence JADC2 Naval Postgraduate School Peter Denning Seth Harvey Vern Boyle