Pentagon pumping $2bn to beef up AI weaponry

Sep 10, 2018, 7:51 AM EDT
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Google’s stepping back from a project with the U.S. Department of Defense isn’t discouraging the Pentagon in its pursuit to develop and beef up artificial intelligence weaponry.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is set to invest $2 billion in AI systems for U.S. weaponry, a move allegedly aimed at infusing the mighty technology into the military set-up to make them independently capable of identifying targets and taking lethal action, notes The Verge.

The agency claims the investment in AI focuses on imparting common sense, contextual awareness and better energy efficiency to its systems, reports CNN.