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30 Apr 2018

Does Technology Threaten the Future of Society?

Remember the July 2008 Atlantic Article by Nicolas Carr titled “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Turns out that article was very prescient in its observations that we are relying more and more on Google for our research and less on gained or retained knowledge. As a kid, I used to

29 Apr 2018

A multi-dimensional approach to disinformation

The report of the European Union independent High level Group on fake news and online disinformation has been released.  In the report, the experts convened argue that a broad societal understanding of misinformation tactics, beyond just the realm of just fake news. “When tackling disinformation online, four principles under- lie

25 Apr 2018

Human AI Augmentation is the Future of Cyberdefense

Watching the conclusion of the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge at Def Con in 2016 felt like getting a glimpse into the future. At the time, and in subsequent media interviews (New Scientist, Cipher Brief) I noted that I had been caught by surprise and went into the event expecting incremental

25 Apr 2018

Does AI Increase the Risk of Nuclear War?

A new report by the Rand Corporation explores the potential increase for risk of nuclear war resulting from the introduction of AI and other advanced technologies. “Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are enabling previously infeasible capabilities, potentially destabilizing the delicate balances that have forestalled nuclear war since 1945. Will these

23 Apr 2018

Here’s why DHS banned Kaspersky products

DHS reporting submitted by Kaspersky as part of their court case provides some insight into why the U.S. government was warning against the use of Kaspersky products. “Based on publicly available information, Kaspersky-branded antivirus software and other Kaspersky-branded products and solutions that contain antivirus functionality appear to present the general

22 Apr 2018

Artificial Intelligence and Health Care

This study centers on how computer-based decision procedures, under the broad umbrella of artificial intelligence (AI), can assist in improving health and health care. Although advanced statistics and machine learning provide the foundation for AI, there are currently revolutionary advances underway in the sub-field of neural networks. This has created

09 Apr 2018

YouTube and Parkland – Missed Opportunities for Intelligence Fusion

This last week we saw a mass shooting at YouTube headquarters in Mountain View, California, and in February there was a far more horrific mass shooting and mass murder at a high school in Parkland, Florida. The temptation is to focus on the guns, hiring more security or assigning more

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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