The Pentagon’s first chief software officer stated that he resigned to protest the slow rate of technological transformation in the US military.
- In his first interview with Financial Times after leaving his position, Nicolas Chaillan stated that the failure of the US to respond to Chinese cyber and other vulnerabilities was placing his children’s future at risk.
- Chaillan further stated that the United States has no competing fighting chance against China in the next 15 to 20 years. He determined that there was “good reason to be angry.”
- The first chief software officer for the US Air Force determined that Beijing was heading for global dominance due to its advanced artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cyber capabilities.
- The emerging technologies were much more critical to America’s future than hardware, such as 5th generation fighter jets like the F-35.
Chaillan also added that US cyber defenses in some government agencies were at “Kindergarten level.” He blamed the reluctance of Google to partner with the US defense department on AI and prolonged debate over AI ethics.
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