The CIA seems to be in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
First, the agency surfaced to the news following its rather troubling handling of the Hunter Biden laptop, namely by having dozens of agents lie by signing off on some document that everyone knew to be false.
But hey, the document blamed “the Russians” for Hunter’s own debauchery.
While Russians may be blamed for quite a things, Hunter’s debauched laptop isn’t one of them.
Now, the CIA, which has proven itself to be a deceitful organization, apparently thinks it’s a great idea to let AI start doing work for them.
As detailed by The Blaze, the CIA is apparently working on its own “generative” AI that will supposedly help with intelligence analysis.
Provided it’s intelligence they want to see of course.
“The Central Intelligence Agency is developing its own generative artificial intelligence tool to help with intelligence analysis … the CIA plans to create its own ChatGPT-style program that will be able to sort through large amounts of public, open-source data quickly. The agency aims to compete with China in the race to develop advanced AI technology,” the outlet reported.
Ah, so the CIA is trying to “compete with China.”
Funny, as some would suspect the CIA is trying to be like China, especially after the way in which it scrambled to lie for President Biden.
The “generative” AI is set to be run from CIA’s Open-Source Enterprise Division, which is directed by Randy Nixon.
“We’ve gone from newspapers and radio, to newspapers and television, to newspapers and cable television, to basic internet, to big data, and it just keeps going … We have to find the needles in the needle field,” Nixon remarked.
Yes. The CIA should also take care to not plant false needles in the needle field.
“Then you can take it to the next level and start chatting and asking questions of the machines to give you answers, also sourced. Our collection can just continue to grow and grow with no limitations other than how much things cost,” Nixon prattled.
“No limitations other than how much things cost?”
Cost is the only factor the CIA has in mind when it comes to letting AI think for them? Not safety, not ethics, not even the truth?
“The scale of how much we collect and what we collect on has grown astronomically over the last 80-plus years, so much so that this could be daunting and at times unusable for our consumers,” Nixon added.
Eh, consumers? Who exactly is “consuming” products and services from the CIA? Or do they sell out as easily as the executive branch does?
The CIA’s director for AI, Lakshmi Raman, apparently decided to tell a bit of “truth” after all, which is that the agency is woefully understaffed with actually smart people.
“We need the people who can do this kind of work … And the truth is the demand far exceeds the supply,” Raman bemoaned.
Yeah well, the demand for intelligence will certainly exceed the supply for intelligence after the CIA decided to go full-blown woke, not to mention full-blown anti-Republican.
The CIA may be more “diverse” following its pitiable recruitment campaign, but it sure won’t be more competent.
Biden’s administration alone is demonstrative of that fact.
Author: Ofelia Thornton