DAF-MIT AI Accelerator tackles challenge of cultivating, growing world-class AI workforce

This month, the Department of the Air Force-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Artificial Intelligence Accelerator commenced their Lead AI pilot.

This pilot, hosted by the AI Accelerator’s Education Research team, is geared towards commanders, senior non-commissioned officers, and civilians in senior leadership roles. The team received over 1,400 applicants and selected 200 participants to formulate a diverse cohort across the DAF, sister services, Defense Department schoolhouse faculty members, and other government organizations.

During the course’s kick-off event, Col. Garry Floyd, DAF AIA director, encouraged the participants by asking, “AI is in and is coming to the battle space. The question is, what are we bringing and what is the pacing threat bringing?”

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