12 Feb 2020

Administration Proposes At Least Half a Billion in Quantum Investments

The Trump administration has reported that its latest budget request contains at least a half-billion dollars across three federal agencies in order to advance the US’s quantum information research efforts. The proposal aims to develop the US’s program for quantum computing and information science before 2021, and includes millions to

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04 Feb 2020

Presidential Advisers Push for National Network to Support Quantum and AI Advancement

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) had its first meeting on Monday, establishing a short term agenda and determining its focus on quantum computing and artificial intelligence, concluding that they are the prime industries of the future. The body was first established by former President George

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15 Nov 2019

Here’s How Quantum Supremacy Will Impact Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars, or cars in which artificial intelligence operates a car without human assistance, may be affected by the development of quantum computers. For cars that require no human assistance, quantum computers may revolutionize the industry. Currently, no car has been developed that requires no human assistance or interaction in

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13 Nov 2019

The Executive’s Guide To Quantum Safe Security: Take these steps to make your enterprise quantum proof

The steady progress in quantum computing is resulting in exciting developments that will one day bring new capabilities to a wide range of use cases. Quantum computers can also bring new capabilities to attackers. The mathematician Peter Shor has proven that quantum computers can be used to rapidly factor large numbers into their primes in a way that will break most forms of asymmetric encryption used today. The computer scientist Lov Grover proved another algorithm that will, among other things, enable incredibly fast invalidation of another tool for security, the security hash. There are certainly other ways quantum computers will be used by adversaries, but these two methods alone are cause for serious concern. Imagine all the data your company believes is important being read by an adversary that wants to put you out of business, and imagine that adversary is operating in a location untouchable by the rule of law. 

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22 Jul 2019

AI, quantum computing and 5G could make criminals more dangerous than ever, warn police

A new Europol report[pdf] sheds light on the way emerging technology is shaping the cyber crime economy as well as law enforcement efforts to fight cyber crime. The research states that the use of artificial intelligence (AI) can vastly improve the success of cyber attacks and make it easier for

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22 Mar 2019

NSF Director Approaching Uncertain Tech Landscape with Confidence

Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), France Córdova believes it is important for Americans to embrace the technological innovations that research in artificial intelligence (AI), quantum computing, astrophysics and other fields will bring. In a Nextgov interview she stated that “[u]ltimately the country that succeeds the best is going

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08 Jan 2019

OODA Trends 2019

OODA Founders Matt Devost & Bob Gourley provide their eccentric take on emerging technology trends for 2019.

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06 Dec 2018

Quantum Computing That Can Crack Modern Encryption More Than a Decade Away

Quantum computers that will render current encryption protections obsolete will not be developed for at least another 10 years, according to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report. In spite of the significant amount of time between then and now, it also stresses the need for new cryptography

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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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17 Jul 2018

Could quantum computers render current bitcoin and most blockchain cryptography powerless?

Bitcoin ledgers are protected by puzzles that are currently too complex for modern computers to solve without access to the private key of each one. A revolution in quantum computing, however, could make it possible for quantum computers to solve these puzzles and steal bitcoin. In order to secure bitcoin

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