Appropriators add money to military AI pathfinder as Pentagon grapples with Google spurn 

By Justin Doubleday / June 27, 2018 at 1:43 PM
Congressional appropriators want to increase funding for the military's artificial intelligence pathfinder, even as Pentagon officials debate how to move forward after Google announced it would drop out of the project once its contract ends. The Senate appropriations defense subcommittee's fiscal year 2019 funding bill would add $150 million to the Defense Department's request of $109 million for Project Maven, according to a summary of the legislation released yesterday. Meanwhile, the House Appropriations Committee's FY-19 bill would add $80 million...

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