It seems that everyone wants to get in on the AI hype, even the CIA.
Bloomberg reported in a recent article that the CIA is developing its own generative AI to help researchers plow through the piles of data it analyzes each day.
“The scale of how much we collect and what we collect on has grown astronomically over the last 80-plus years, so much so that this could be daunting and at times unusable for our consumers,” said Randy Nixon, the CIA’s director of Open Source Enterprise.
The generative AI tool will allow researchers to ask questions having the AI search and summarize public data and allow for follow-up questions.
Nixon stated that the tool will group data quickly to allow agents to get insights that they normally wouldn’t be able to see as quickly by themselves.
The tool is being designed to provide users with the ability to double-check findings to address any possible hallucinations.
The data sets used to train the AI will follow privacy laws though it is unclear how oversight on this will be accomplished.
The agency has not released any details on if the tool is based on any of the publically available tools such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT.
All 18 agencies in the national intelligence community will be able to access and utilize the tool when it is released.
This comes at a time when China is making noise about its aggressive attempts to be the world leader in the development and use of artificial intelligence.
The Biden administration recently announced $140 million in funding for AI research institutes.