Even the Pentagon is using ChatGPT

On February 8, the Pentagon used OpenAI’s ChatGPT to write an article about the launch of a new anti-drone task force. The article flagged that it was generated by artificial intelligence.

The article appeared on the website of the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) – Internet repositories of news and images created by the US military.

The article talked about the launch of the 39th Tactical Task Force, which ChatGPT says is “an empowered, collaborative group of soldiers dedicated to fostering an innovative culture and pursuing regional and industry partnerships in order to generate future combat efficiency.” The team is focused on countering the threat of small Unmanned Aerial Systems and developing innovative solutions for other security challenges.

Like everyone else, the Pentagon is betting big on artificial intelligence. Writing articles about DVIDS is the smallest stakes version of what it is working on. In other DVIDS sections you can find articles and photos of experiments Pentagon with autonomous drone swarms.

Additionally, the 2018 slide on DVIDS shows how infantry exchange information with AI-controlled drones flying over a bombed out city. At Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Air National Guard members are already using the training system, built using artificial intelligence.