Pentagon to prioritize artificial intelligence for 'warfighting operations' with new budget increase

By Justin Doubleday / February 11, 2020 at 4:39 PM
The Pentagon's fiscal year 2021 budget request would increase funding the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center as it begins the development and fielding of AI applications for warfighting operations, according to the center's director. The FY-21 request includes $290 million for the JAIC in research and development, as well as operations and maintenance funding, according to Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan. He said the request is an increase above the $242 million the center was appropriated for FY-20. While the center is...

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