Summary: The article discusses the military’s investment in artificial intelligence (AI) and the potential ethical and operational challenges. The U.S. military is allocating significant funds for AI and machine learning development. The military has expressed the need for ethical and accountable AI systems and aims to ensure AI technologies are trustworthy. However, the article highlights the difficulties in predicting the trajectory of the military’s progress in AI due to its bureaucratic nature and emphasizes the importance of ethical guidance in developing military AI systems. The role of AI in military operations and the need for transparency and international collaboration are also discussed.