Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order meant to spur the development and regulation of artificial intelligence. While the language was relatively tame, the primary purpose of this legislation is likely to free up more capital for Department of Defense contracts, as the order comes amidst a new shift in the Pentagon’s machine learning strategy, as well as a new report that lays out the Chinese military’s especially aggressive approach toward AI. Some believe Silicon Valley is increasingly hesitant to step up to the plate for military contracts, that simply is not the case.
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