Tencent Technology News, according to foreign media reports, the US Department of Defense plans to invest 2 billion US dollars in artificial intelligence research in the next five years.
Steven Walker, head of the US Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), announced the plan at a seminar outside Washington, DC. He said that DARPA hopes to study "how robots can acquire communication and reasoning skills like humans". And, in the future, it will fund dozens of new research projects.
“This is a big investment. This shows that for the first time, the United States began to treat advanced artificial intelligence technology with serious attitude and considerable funds. "Gregory Allen, a part-time researcher at the US Security Center's New American Security Center, said, "We have seen China invest huge sums of money in this area." Now, we see that the United States has begun to do the same. ”
DARPA says it is preparing to fund artificial intelligence projects that deal with a variety of issues, including security reviews, reducing the amount of power needed for military equipment, and "explainable artificial intelligence&>—— to give individuals a better understanding of their use Artificial intelligence.
Recently, the United States established a joint artificial intelligence center to help the US Department of Defense “use boldly and swiftly to apply artificial intelligence while ensuring compliance with military ethics and artificial intelligence security guidelines”.
Previously, the US Department of Defense began working with some leading technology companies to develop artificial intelligence. However, some of the projects were forced to suspend due to protests from many people. Most notably, Google's Maven project was protested by many employees within the company, and it ultimately chose not to renew new contracts with the US Department of Defense.