March 06, 2018

Google is quietly providing AI technology for drone strike targeting project

Featuring Gregory C. Allen

Source: The Intercept

Journalist Lee Fang

GOOGLE HAS QUIETLY secured a contract to work on the Defense Department’s new algorithmic warfare initiative, providing assistance with a project to apply its artificial intelligence solutions to drone targeting.

The military contract with Google is routed through a Northern Virginia technology staffing company called ECS Federal, obscuring the relationship from the public.

The contract, first reported Tuesday by Gizmodo, is part of a rapid push by the Pentagon to deploy state of the art artificial intelligence technology to improve combat performance.

Read the full article in The Intercept.

  • Gregory C. Allen

    Adjunct Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Greg Allen is an Adjunct Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program, where he focuses on the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity, robotics, an...