A new “red team” will try to anticipate and thwart attacks on machine learning programs.
The White House, lawmakers from both parties, and federal agencies are all working on bills or projects to constrain potential downsides of the tech.
The JEDI program had become a legal and political morass. Microsoft won the $10 billion contract, but Amazon and Oracle sued to block the deal.
Law enforcement officials say the tool can help them combat misinformation. Civil liberties advocates say it can be used for mass surveillance.
Chinese entrants swept all five categories, featuring technologies to improve civic life. But the advances could also be tools for surveillance.