According to Stanford University, the U.S. will spend $5 billion on R&D in artificial intelligence (AI) by 2021.
The U.S. Department of Defense’s military budget for artificial intelligence in 2021 totals $5 billion, within the framework of 305 unclassified AI and machine learning R&D programs, the study said.
The U.S. military is understood to have spent the same amount last year. However, the final spending amount in 2021 is to change after Congress considers a substantial increase in the budget.
Meanwhile, spending on the civil sector of artificial intelligence is expected to be $1.5 billion by 2021. In 2020, in addition to the U.S. Department of Defense and intelligence, the federal Civil Affairs Department will allocate $1.1 billion for scientific research and experimental design.
Earlier, the National Security Council for Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) released a report saying the U.S. is not ready to defend it against the threat posed by artificial intelligence technology. The European Commission said the US “should take immediate action” to introduce artificial intelligence systems and invest significant resources in innovation in this area. The Commission considers this necessary to “protect one’s own security, promote one’s own prosperity and protect the future of democracy.”