Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute | October 15, 2020
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University, with funding and guidance from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), will lead a national initiative to advance the discipline of artificial intelligence (AI) engineering for defense and national security. As the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) increasingly invest in AI, they have prioritized safe, ethical, and secure solutions. Current AI solutions, which are often speedily deployed and difficult to replicate, verify, and validate, could lead to a landscape far from the DoD's vision. With the sponsorship of ODNI, the SEI will establish and lead an AI Engineering Initiative that will guide the development of a multi-year research and development roadmap and develop capabilities based on partners' core competencies. ODNI and the SEI initiated this effort in response to a growing call for an engineering discipline for AI. An engineering discipline will provide the ability to thoughtfully develop, integrate, and evolve AI solutions with a focus on safety, security, robustness, reliability, resiliency, and ethics. Recent reports have highlighted the need for AI engineering, including the Defense Innovation Board's AI Principles report, which recommended an effort to "cultivate and grow the field of AI engineering." The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence specifically referenced this ODNI–SEI effort in its Second Quarter 2020 Recommendations, saying that this work will benefit the creation of an AI testing framework.
PBC Today | August 24, 2020
Good morning, UK – welcome to dystopia! Yeah, well, we’re finally here: every dictator’s dream scenario where total control of the populace is within easy reach and, of course, to quote Kenny Everett, “it’s all in the best possible taste” and totally for your own safety health and comfort. Whoa there! You’re thinking, where’s this come from? So let’s backtrack a little. Last time round, we considered some post-Covid thoughts. Three months on and we’re still not really post-Covid, are we? The world’s largest economy is still struggling to get the virus under control, has the highest total of deaths and the president seems to wear this as a badge of honour. There is a subtext among many here, such as keep the economy open and if people get ill or die, that’s the price we pay. Or rather, they pay. Of course, we’re all in this together. Meanwhile in the UK, our leadership have now gone on holiday.
Bentley | October 17, 2020
Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure today announced that Shell’s Deepwater business has selected Bentley’s digital twin approach to streamline its capital projects process and accelerate time to first oil. With a plan to deliver several subsea tie-back projects over the next 10 years, Shell Deepwater Projects has recognized a significant opportunity to accelerate capital project delivery and cut project delivery time by implementing an integrated digital project & engineering environment. The solution spans project conception in the early phase design through to handover.