Experimental AI Powers Robot Army

Experimental AI Powers Robot Army: "Darpa's Grand Challenge may have looked tough, but it was a piece of cake compared to the challenge facing robots currently being developed by the U.S. Air Force.

Rather than maneuver driverless through miles of rough desert terrain, these will have to find their way into underground bunkers, map unknown facilities in three dimensions and identify what's in them while avoiding detection -- all without any human control.

This is well beyond the capability of any existing system, but the Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, is putting its hopes on new software that lets robots learn, walk, see and interact far more intelligently than ever before."

Interesting. With real money flooding into Washingtonian boondoggles like this, we can expect to face financial ruin of our country sooner, rather than later. Wonderful.
So the 300 billion we spent on Iraq was a wise investment, but some AI research is what's going to bankrupt this country?
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