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Pentagon awards $480 million “Maven” prototype contract to Palantir

Maven obtains data from various sources to identify military points of interest (documents)

Maven pulls information from various sources to identify military points of interest (document) | Image source: Reuters

Palantir has been awarded a $480 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a prototype called the Maven Intelligence System, the U.S. Department of Defense said on Wednesday, deepening the data analytics provider’s collaboration with the Pentagon.

The contract, which is expected to be completed by May 2029, is said to have been completed following a separate tender exercise by the Ministry of Defense.

Maven pulls data from a variety of sources to identify military points of interest and speed up the work of intelligence analysts, according to a brigade description of the system earlier this year.

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AI-assisted target recognition sparks controversy in tech circles From some workers who did not want a system set up for war, and from critics who worried that decisions to fatally strike might be subject to minimal human oversight.

Palantir did not immediately issue a statement.

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