Pentagon reviewing policy on autonomy in weapon systems amid advances in artificial intelligence

By Justin Doubleday / February 28, 2020 at 5:30 AM
The Pentagon is reviewing its bedrock policy governing how the U.S. military approaches autonomy in weapon systems, as defense officials say the directive may be outdated due to advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, is among the officials reviewing DOD Directive 3000.09 " Autonomy in Weapon Systems ." JAIC officials stressed the updates being considered do not constitute a formal review of the directive, which was signed in...

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