02 Nov 2018

AI lie detector tests to get trial run at EU airports

“Passengers at some European airports will soon be questioned by artificial intelligence-powered lie detectors at border checkpoints, as a European Union trial of the technology is set to begin. Fliers will be asked a series of travel-related questions by a virtual border guard avatar, and artificial intelligence will monitor their

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30 Oct 2018

Federal CIO: Artificial Intelligence Initiatives Will Flop Without Quality Data

With all the talk about Artificial Intelligence, little has been said about developments or quality protocols in data management. And with a technology that is only as good as the data that enables it, this is a problem. “If we don’t make the right investments on the data side, it’s

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09 Oct 2018

Can this AI find a terrorist in a surveillance video?

American video analytics firm IronYun recently pitched AI software that can screen live feeds simultaneously (or historical video data) and make it searchable for items and people in the videos. For example, analysts could search for a suspect that was wearing a black shirt, white shoes, and carrying a brown

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02 Oct 2018

Is informationalization the modern equivalent of industrialization? How the U.S. Should Respond to China’s Informatization Strategy

Is “informationalization” the modern equivalent of industrialization? Chinese President Xi Jinping thinks so. In the same way that industrialization reshaped the economic structure of human life and interactions around the world, “informationalization” is transforming everything from everyday consumer products to military capabilities. This War on the Rocks commentary tracks the

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01 Oct 2018

The Future of AI Policy is Largely Unwritten

Congressman Will Hurd talks with OODA Loop about Artificial Intelligence policy and his newly released committee report calling for a national AI strategy.

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28 Sep 2018

China Will Close Artificial Intelligence Gap by End of 2018, Lawmakers Warn

“Artificial intelligence technologies are capable of disrupting every aspect of society and the United States must do more to maintain leadership in the area, the leaders of a House panel said in a report released Tuesday. Artificial intelligence ‘has the potential to disrupt every sector of society in both anticipated

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27 Sep 2018

An Air Force ‘Way of Swarm’: Using Wargaming and Artificial Intelligence to Train Drones

Animals swarms in nature are providing insight into U.S. military development of drone swarms operating outside of a centralized command system. War on the Rocks writes, “now imagine being able to deploy a collection of drones on the scale and magnitude of a locust swarm. Indeed, the same laws that

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13 Sep 2018

3 Ways Intelligence Agencies Are Using AI

The 17 agencies that comprise the U.S. intelligence community (IC) are working to improve interaction between each other and the exponentially increasing troves of data through what an IC deputy CIO describes as the “concept…vision…idea” of “Augmenting Intelligence using Machines” (AIM). “We’re auditing routine functions that analysts, curators, collectors have

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29 Jun 2018

Technological entanglement

An interesting paper from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute looking at issues of entanglement and dual-use technologies.

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28 Jun 2018

Google’s Withdrawal from Pentagon AI Project Risks U.S. Lives, Says former Deputy Defense Secretary

“Google’s decision to withdraw from some Pentagon business following an internal revolt is creating a moral hazard for itself and its employees, former Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said.” At the Defense One Tech Summit this week, Work argued that the company should also consider the ability of A.I. to

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