The Pentagon plans to spend $2 billion to help inject more artificial intelligence into its weaponry
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The Pentagon plans to spend $2 billion to help inject more artificial intelligence into its weaponry

The Center for Public Integrity |
September 8, 2018

Officials say they want computers to be capable of explaining their decisions to military commanders


The Defense Department’s cutting-edge research arm has promised to make the military’s largest investment to date in artificial intelligence (AI) systems for U.S. weaponry, committing to spend up to $2 billion over the next five years in what it depicted as a new effort to make such systems more trusted and accepted by military commanders. 

The director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced the spending spree on the final day of a conference in Washington celebrating its sixty-year history, including its storied role in birthing the internet.  

The agency sees its primary role as pushing forward new technological solutions to military problems, and the Trump administration’s technical chieftains have strongly backed injecting artificial intelligence into more of America’s weaponry as a means of competing better with Russian and Chinese military forces. 

Credit by - The Center for Public Integrity

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