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

    Gregory C. Allen is an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Technology and National Security Program. Mr. Allen focuses on the intersection of Artif...