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

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25 Apr 2018

The Pentagon Is Making a Ray Gun to Stop Truck Attacks

“A device that resembles an old phonograph may soon be used to jam and shut down vehicles like the one that killed 10 people in Toronto.” Source: The Pentagon Is Making a Ray Gun to Stop Truck Attacks – Defense One

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25 Apr 2018

Pentagon Innovation Group Aims to Protect Military Bases From Rogue Drones

“DIUx awarded Dedrone a contract to test the group’s drone detection technology at military bases across the country.” Source: Pentagon Innovation Group Aims to Protect Military Bases From Rogue Drones – Nextgov

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24 Apr 2018

Russia Parades War-‘Bots for the First Time

“On April 18, 2018, Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu announced that the year’s military parade in Moscow, commemorating the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, will feature new and advanced weaponry.” Source: Russia Parades War-‘Bots for the First Time | War Is Boring

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24 Apr 2018

The Corps is looking for a tube-launched suicide drone

“The Corps is in search of a tube-launched drone with an integrated warhead that can loiter over suspected targets at sea or air and strike with deadly precision.” Source: The Corps is looking for a tube-launched suicide drone

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20 Apr 2018

The Army sensors that could lead to maintenance-free aircraft

“Researchers at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) say they have successfully tested a possible fix ― a means of identifying damage as it happens. ‘We are going to change the entire paradigm,’ said Mulugeta Haile, an ARL research aerospace engineer. ‘We are going to have maintenance-free aircraft, an aircraft that

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20 Apr 2018

The Pentagon Is Building an AI Product Factory

“Job One for the new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center will be delivering solutions for services’ specific problems” Source: The Pentagon Is Building an AI Product Factory – Defense One

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18 Apr 2018

US Army Figures Out How To Do Facial Recognition in the Dark

“It’s no mean feat for a computer to identify an individual’s face in daylight. The process involves precisely measuring a photograph — eye size, distance from nose to mouth, etc. — adjusting the distances for three dimensions, and searching a database for a match. But to do it at night, when

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17 Apr 2018

China’s shock call for ban on lethal autonomous weapon systems

“China has called on nations ‘to negotiate and conclude a succinct protocol to ban the use of fully autonomous weapon systems’, in so doing becoming the first Permanent Member of the UN Security Council to call for a ban on ‘lethal autonomous weapon systems’ (LAWS).” Source: China’s shock call for

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17 Apr 2018

Pence announces new space traffic management policy

“The National Space Council has formulated a comprehensive space traffic management policy, which it will ‘soon’ be sent to the president’s desk for approval, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced Monday.” Source: Pence announces new space traffic management policy

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