US military looks to Silicon Valley for help with AI capabilities

Despite heightened tensions between the U.S. government and Silicon Valley in the aftermath of the FBI-Apple standoff, the Department of Defense is increasingly looking to Silicon Valley to help it develop artificial intelligence capabilities. Just this week, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter made yet another trip to the Silicon Valley, the fourth such trip since he took the DoD helm last year. During this trip, Carter visited the Pentagon new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, or DIUx, facility, reported the New York Times. During a speech there, Carter again discussed his Third Offset strategy, which looks to high-tech weapons to give the U.S. military an edge of China and Russia in the future. The first and second offset, in case you are wondering, refer to previous eras in which DoD used…


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