“SkyNet” was the fictional artificial intelligence defense grid in James Cameron’s THE TERMINATOR. The SkyNet AI strives to kill or enslave all humans in a MATRIX like reality.

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Commanders Envision Armies of Robots, Swarms of Fighting Drones in the Sky

An association of nearly 300 scientists and engineers spread across 45 project teams and coordinated by the Office of Naval Research is about a year and a half into a five-year, $11 million effort to determine what it will take to build such a system

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