Esper: Pentagon will train acquisition workforce on AI, data science

By Justin Doubleday / September 9, 2020 at 12:59 PM
The Defense Department will launch a training program next month for its acquisition professionals to specifically learn about artificial intelligence and data science capabilities, according to Defense Secretary Mark Esper. During the DOD AI Symposium today, Esper said the "intensive," six-week pilot course will train more than 80 acquisition professionals from across the department. The course is being launched by the Joint AI Center in partnership with the Defense Acquisition University and the Naval Postgraduate School. "These trainees will learn...

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