Just this week, billionaire tech titan Elon Musk suggested that the global race for artificial intelligence would be the cause of World War III and that governments would take AI technology at "gunpoint" if necessary.
Now, his company SpaceX has launched a secret space drone for the Pentagon.
Thursday, Musk's space exploration company launched the Air Force's clandestine, unmanned X-37B space vehicle at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It is the fifth launch for the X-37B space vehicle, but it is the first time SpaceX has facilitated the launch. It was revealed that Musk won the contract in June.