According to the US intelligence agency, the new entity will become the primary centre by utilising insights from foreign intelligence for the development of best practices, guidelines, principles, evaluation methodology and risk frameworks for AI security
The US National Security Agency (NSA) has unveiled plans to create a new artificial intelligence (AI) security centre to supervise the development and integration of AI capabilities within the US national security systems.
In this regard, a new entity has been formed by the NSA.
To be housed within the NSA, the new AI facility is aimed at bringing together the agency’s various initiatives focused on the security of the new technology.
According to the US intelligence agency, the AI hub will become its centre of interest for utilising insights from foreign intelligence for the development of the best practices, guidelines, principles, evaluation, methodology, and risk frameworks for AI security.
The AI centre is also intended to encourage the secure development, integration, and adoption of new AI capabilities across the American security enterprise and the defence industrial base.
Enterprises can also leverage the new AI security centre to comprehend the threats against their intellectual property, said the NSA.
US NSA Director Paul Nakasone said: “Today, the US leads in this critical area, but this lead should not be taken for granted.
“Our adversaries, who have for decades used theft and exploitation of our intellectual property to advance their interests will seek to co-opt our advances in AI and corrupt our application of it.”
Nakasone also said that the AI security centre will collaborate with the US industry, national labs, academia across the intelligence community and the US Department of Defense (DoD), and certain foreign partners.
Earlier this year, the US and the European Union (EU) signed an administrative agreement to advance research on AI, computing, and related privacy-protecting technologies. The AI research agreement came after the US-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) commitment made in December 2022.