The Pentagon plans on “harnessing the power of artificial intelligence in a responsible and strategic manner” through a new generative AI task force, according to a recent press release.

“The establishment of Task Force Lima underlines the Department of Defense’s unwavering commitment to leading the charge in AI innovation,” said Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks, who directed the task force’s organization. “As we navigate the transformative power of generative AI, our focus remains steadfast on ensuring national security, minimizing risks and responsibly integrating these technologies. The future of defense is not just about adopting cutting-edge technologies but doing so with foresight, responsibility and a deep understanding of the broader implications for our nation.”

Task Force Lima will be led by the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office.

Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pagan