US military chucks $2bn at AI, Google touts machine-learning data search, and more

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US Defense research unit funding billions for AI Next campaign: DARPA is dumping a whopping $2 billion to kickstart the “third wave” of AI focused on making systems more adaptable.

It’s all part of the US military’s ‘AI Next’ campaign, aimed at making machines that are more than just data-crunching tools. DARPA wants computers to be smart enough that they can be thought of as aides or ‘colleagues’ to the military.

“With AI Next, we are making multiple research investments aimed at transforming computers from specialized tools to partners in problem-solving,” said the agency director Steven Walker.

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