02 Apr 2018

China’s AI ambitions are driving US innovation. So what’s America’s hold up?

“China’s drive to lead the world in artificial intelligence is spurring American efforts keep its technological edge, especially when it comes to national security.” Source: China’s AI ambitions are driving US innovation. So what’s America’s hold up?

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28 Mar 2018

Here’s what the next generation of drones could do

“The Department of Defense expects to operate in significantly more complex environments and that means its technologies must be able to survive against high end, threats from countries such as China and Russia.” Source: Here’s what the next generation of drones could do

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28 Mar 2018

DARPA to use artificial intelligence to help commanders in ‘gray zone’ conflicts

“Across the military branches, commanders are looking at how artificial intelligence can be used to fly better aerial routes, insert robotic vehicles into formations and process vast amounts of data in the information-dense battlefields of the near future.” Source: DARPA to use artificial intelligence to help commanders in ‘gray zone’

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27 Mar 2018

The New Red Atlas is You

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union engaged in a detailed clandestine urban mapping project designed to develop detailed cartographic material for major United States cities. These efforts are detailed in the book “The Red Atlas: How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World”. As we’ve clearly entered into Cold

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27 Mar 2018

FCC wants Chinese tech out of US phones, routers

“U.S. officials are discouraging U.S. telephone and internet companies from purchasing Chinese technology that could be used for surveillance, Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai announced Monday.” Source: FCC wants Chinese tech out of US phones, routers

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22 Mar 2018

US Army successfully demos laser weapon on Stryker in Europe

“The U.S. Army successfully demonstrated a laser weapon integrated onto a Stryker combat vehicle in Europe over the weekend, but the service acknowledges range limitations there are holding back exercising its full capability and training.” Source: US Army successfully demos laser weapon on Stryker in Europe

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22 Mar 2018

Pentagon’s New Arms-Research Chief Eyes Space-Based Ray Guns

“‘Directed energy is more than just big lasers, Griffin said. ‘That’s important. High-powered microwave approaches can effect an electronics kill. The same with the neutral particle beam systems we explored briefly in the 1990s’ for use in space-based anti-missile systems. Such weapons can be ‘useful in a variety of environments’

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21 Mar 2018

The US Military Is Making Lasers Create Voices out of Thin Air

“Within three years, the Pentagon’s non-lethal weapons lab hopes to have a direct energy weapon that can produce an effect like a haunted walkie-talkie or the biblical burning bush.” Source: The US Military Is Making Lasers Create Voices out of Thin Air – Defense One

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21 Mar 2018

The US military wants AI to dream up weird new helicopters

“A DARPA project aims to see if machine learning can change the way complex engineering systems are designed.” Source: The US military wants AI to dream up weird new helicopters – MIT Technology Review

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20 Mar 2018

DARPA wants to connect human brains and machines

“As unmanned platforms, cyber systems and human-machine partnering become more prevalent in 21st century war fighting, the effectiveness of combat units will be determined by how quickly information can be processed and transmitted between air-breathers and machines. To achieve the high levels of brain-system communication that will be required on

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