The USA will spend $2 billion on artificial intelligence (AI) weapons. This is the most it has ever spent. The Department of Defense wants the most advanced weapons in the world. It wants better weapons than China and Russia. Defense bosses want weapons generals can trust. These weapons must not make mistakes. An official said: "We think it's a good time to seed the field of AI. We think we can accelerate two decades of progress into five years."
The new weapons could make their own decisions, without any humans helping. This could be dangerous and could lead to innocent people being killed. These weapons can choose and attack targets and kill people. They can already use AI to choose targets on their own. Military generals do not want to let the weapons decide on which targets to attack. The generals want to do this.