Army General Paul Nakasone revealed the move during an address to the National Press Club last week, saying that while the US currently has the lead in the area, it may not hold it for long.
“We maintain an advantage in AI in the United States today. That AI advantage should not be taken for granted,” General Nakasone said, as reported by the Associated Press.
The new centre will be a part of the NSA’s Cybersecurity Collaboration Center, which works with defence-industrial partners both domestically and abroad to defend targets from hostile cyber activity, particularly from Russia and China.
“AI helps us, But our decisions are made by humans. And that’s an important distinction,” General Nakasone said. “We do see assistance from artificial intelligence. But at the end of the day, decisions will be made by humans and humans in the loop.”