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3 Questions: Artificial Intelligence and the Military

AI has moved from the movies to the laboratory, and governments around the world want it in their arsenals. We asked how militaries define it, and how they intend to keep it under control.

Following the lead of companies like Amazon and Google, commercial interest in artificial intelligence is skyrocketing. And so has demand among some of the world’s most advanced militaries — the gatekeepers of what alarmists call “killer robots.”

So we're going to investigate three questions about artificial intelligence:

  • How are militaries around the world using AI?
  • What about AI worries the Pentagon?
  • Is AI dangerous?