01 Jun 2021

Air Force, Space Force Projects Will Speed Object Identification, Security Implementation

Two new Air Force and Space Force projects will aid the entities in identifying space objects and secure software utilized to handle space data more efficiently. A company that specializes in using synthetic data to train artificial intelligence models named Synthetaic has joined the Air Force in their object identification

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28 May 2021

Tesla cameras will monitor driver awareness

A software update for Tesla cars includes a monitoring system of drivers while Autopilot is in use. Drivers are required to pay attention at all times while the “self-driving” feature is in use, however, drivers have been able to activate the feature and leave the driver’s seat. Tesla’s cars had

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28 May 2021

NASA’s MOXIE Experiment Is Making Oxygen on Mars

The Mars Perseverance Rover is taking a few hours off from exploring Jezero Crater this weekend so a device can run a chemistry experiment that could make it possible for humans to survive on Mars, and get back home. The Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) uses a device

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26 May 2021

Agencies Are Getting Good at Buying AI But Still Have Trouble Securing It

As agencies begin to implement more artificial intelligence systems and other advanced technologies into their operations, the struggle has shifted from the actual purchase of the tech to being able to effectively secure the technologies. Jessica Clark, a Homeland Security Department procurement official stated that although the department is able

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25 May 2021

IRS Wants Tools for Cracking Crypto Wallets

The IRS wants to create a set of reliable tools and processes for cracking crypto wallets as the purchase of goods and services using the technology becomes more popular. The IRS’s Criminal Investigations division faces difficulties in that cryptocurrencies are harder to trace and therefore do not offer the same

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24 May 2021

Chinese startup Pony.ai gets approval to test driverless vehicles in California

Pony.ai, a Chinese autonomous vehicle startup, has received a permit from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles that will allow it to test its driverless cars without human safety drivers. The company will be able to complete testing on specified streets in three cities across the state. The company has been

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21 May 2021

These Ex-Journalists Are Using AI to Catch Online Defamation

CaliberAI is a technology startup looking to detect online defamation through the use of artificial intelligence, providing an extra set of eyes to reporters and editors who may be writing pieces containing potential libel. The company is based out of Europe, where defamation lawsuits are easier to bring against publishers

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20 May 2021

China poised to launch Tianzhou-2 cargo ship to Tianhe space station module

China has canceled the May 19 launch of the Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft due to technical reasons. It is not clear when the next launch attempt will be. However, the country is seeking to launch its first crewed mission to its new orbital lab later this year. The timeline for this

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19 May 2021

Amazon extends ban on police using Rekognition facial recognition technology, no end in sight

Amazon has decided to extend its ban on US law enforcement usage of Rekognition, its facial recognition technology solution, until further notice. The initial ban on US police usage of the technology was set to expire next month. The ban was initially enacted due to the unethical use of facial

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19 May 2021

China reiterates warning against cryptocurrency use in transactions

Three state-backed financial groups in China have released a joint statement in which they come together to warn about the use of cryptocurrencies as payment. Their reasoning behind the warning includes the high risk of volatility in the value of cryptocurrencies. The groups remind industry players that cryptocurrencies are not

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