US Intelligence Agencies Are Building AI Spies


While movies may give us the impression that being a spy is an endless parade of gun battles, covert infiltrations, and drinks, it can actually be quite a boring job. ... Cardillo’s initiative isn’t the first use of AI by the intelligence community though. DARPA and IARPA, the US defense and intelligence research agencies, have funded deep-learning (the basis of AI) since the 1960’s, and the federal government spent a whopping $1 billion on AI research in 2015 alone.