Spending bill hands $100M increase to Pentagon's artificial-intelligence 'pathfinder'

By Justin Doubleday / March 22, 2018 at 2:29 PM
The omnibus appropriations bill agreed to by House negotiators would increase funding for the Pentagon's marquee artificial intelligence program by $100 million in fiscal year 2018. The FY-18 legislation would fund the Pentagon's Algorithmic Warfare Cross-Functional Team, otherwise known as Project Maven, to the tune of $131 million after the Defense Department sought just $31 million for the program in its budget request. The project is funded with research and development dollars under "general support" to the under secretary of...

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