WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Department of Homeland Security is setting up a task force that will utilize artificial intelligence to defend the nation’s critical infrastructure and interests, Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on Friday.
“I am directing the creation of our Department’s first Artificial Intelligence Task Force that will drive specific applications of AI to advance our critical homeland security missions,” Mayorkas said at the Council of Foreign Relations.
The task force will enhance the integrity of US supply chains and trade, he added.
“We will seek to deploy AI to more ably screen cargo, identify the importation of goods produced with forced labor, and manage risks,” the secretary said.
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