13 Jul 2020

Walter Reed Scientists Use Artificial Intelligence to Screen Drugs to Potentially Treat COVID-19

The development of new medicine typically takes years to meet requirements and ensure that the drug is viable and ready for public use, however, scientists within the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research have been experimenting with high-tech tools to aid the global search for a COVID-19 treatment and vaccine.

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10 Jul 2020

NIST Aims to Tap Twitter API Data to Boost Public Emergency Response

The National Institute for Standards and Technology is reportedly aiming to tap into social media analytics to develop a more adequate public emergency response protocol. This strategic effort to advance research aims to enable public-safety entities to have the ability to use social media for emergency response. The NIST plans

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10 Jul 2020

Tesla Autopilot ‘Self-Driving’ Possibly Getting More Aggressive In Evasive Maneuvering Which Could Be A Hidden Sign About Level 5

Recently, a news report arose in which a Tesla on Autopilot managed to avoid hitting a deer. However, the car instead performed an aggressive swerve maneuver that could have injured the driver or surrounding cars. Although nobody was injured in this instance, including the deer, the evasive maneuver was reportedly

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09 Jul 2020

Hong Kong’s Security Law Puts Big Tech at a Crossroads

The new national security law imposed on Hong Kong by the Chinese government has turned the region into a battleground for the US and China’s escalating war over control of the global internet. The law, which went into effect on June 30, could potentially require Hong Kong’s residents to access

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09 Jul 2020

UK and Australian Information Commissioners to investigate Clearview AI

Today, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) announced that they planned to team up in an investigation into Clearview AI, following the lead of several other entities suspicious of the biometric software’s data storage practices. Earlier this year, the OAIC demanded answers

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08 Jul 2020

FBI Opens a New China-Related Counterintelligence Investigation Every 10 Hours, Director Says

According to new data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, half of the agency’s 5,000 active counterintelligence investigations are related to China. According to FBI Director Chris Wray, a new counterintelligence case related to China is opened roughly every 10 hours. At an event on Tuesday, Wray stated that China

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08 Jul 2020

Researchers Use AI to Spot Drone Pilots

Researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel have developed a system that locates the operators of a drone by analyzing how the vehicle moves through the air. This could provide law enforcement and military personnel with a solution in tracking malicious drone and preventing millions of dollars

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06 Jul 2020

House Subcommittee Again Takes Aim at Amazon over Ring Surveillance

The House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy has been pursuing Amazon over the company’s Ring doorbell camera technology as concerns over privacy, surveillance, and civil liberties continue to increase. The subcommittee Chairman wrote a letter on Thursday seeking assurances from Amazon that the Ring Inc. subsidiary would adhere to

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02 Jul 2020

DHS Looks to Expand Tracking of Election Interference Through Social Media

The Homeland Security Department is planning on tapping into custom-curated algorithms and commercially offered services to trace deliberate efforts by foreign state and non-state actors. Since US election interference has been an issue in past elections, with the 2020 Presidental Election forthcoming the DHS is taking the issue very seriously.

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02 Jul 2020

These Robots Are The Key To Reopening After The Pandemic

CO-founder of Akara Robotics Conor McGinn has been exploring opportunities in robotics that would help prevent the spread of COIVD-19. One of these possibilities is combining UV light and AI-based robots that could effectively clean surfaces and areas with the capability of UV light to kill pathogens, such as viruses,

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