The Pentagon wants billion for drones and AI to “kick the crap” out of autocratic regimes

Exoskeletons, wearable electronics, and miniature drones controlled by mother ships are all on the Pentagon’s “to-do” list for next year. When the Pentagon goes to hash out its budget in the next few weeks for the upcoming fiscal year, it will ask for $12 to $15 billion in funding for the development and experimentation of new technologies, US deputy defense secretary Robert Work announced at a conference yesterday (Dec. 14), reports Reuters. That sum would go toward investments in autonomous weapons, deep-learning artificial intelligence machines, and human-machine combat—among other classified projects. That the US defense department wants to update its gear should come as no surprise. For a while now, it has been experimenting with futuristic projects like self-destructing delivery machines and even self-healing bodies. It’s also working toward a…


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