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Ex-Pentagon AI Director Joins Adarga’s Global Advisers

Ex-Pentagon AI Director Joins Adarga’s Global Advisers

Adarga, a London-based AI software solutions provider, has appointed Michael Groen, a former director of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, to the company’s global advisory board.

Groen’s operational and command experience, especially in military intelligence, will support Adarga’s ongoing U.S. expansion and projects with AUKUS and other allies, according to the press release on the appointment. 

Groen was lieutenant general when he retired from the U.S. Marines after 36 years of military service. Before becoming JAIC director, he managed the National Security Agency’s Computer Network Operations and also served as Joint Staff Intelligence director.

A speaker at a past Potomac Officers Club event and a Wash100 awardee, Groen said that if implemented correctly, AI-enabled military operations in the future will run “with unprecedented effectiveness and efficiency.”

He noted, however, that the military cannot implement AI alone. It is vital for the military to work with private companies like Adarga “to leverage the remarkable pace of AI development so we can adapt to the evolving character of warfare.”

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