21 May 2020

Intel/MobilEye Promises Self-Driving Robotaxi Service In 2022, While Others Back Off

Earlier this week, MobilEye announced that they intend to offer a robotaxi service without safety drivers by early 2022. The statement was made at the EcoMotion self-driving conference that was held virtually from Israel. The company, which is now a unit of Intel INTC, plans to begin self-driving car operations

Read More
20 May 2020

How AI Will Soon Change Special Operations

According to experts, AI will play a huge role in special operations forces’ endeavors over the next several years. As commander of US Special Operations Command, Gen. Richard Clarke found that US leaders were devoting most of their mental energy to information processing. Clarke stated that commanders likely spend 60%

Read More
20 May 2020

NIST Wants Help Demonstrating Security Compliance in 5G

According to a recent announcement, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking organizations to participate in a collaborative effort to implement cybersecurity standards into 5G networking technology, aiming to eventually create a publication that outlines best practices. The NIST plans on publishing a notice later today, stating

Read More
19 May 2020

Federal Researchers Create ‘Second Skin’ to Shield Against Biological Threats

A team of scientists and researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a breathable and protective smart fabric that is designed to shield wearers by reacting to chemical and biological agents. Researchers from the lab as well as the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology and the US Army Combat Capabilities

Read More
19 May 2020

Argonne Gets New Supercomputing Cluster to Power Further COVID-19 Vaccine and Drug Research

Argonne National Laboratory is reportedly adding to its research capabilities with a new machine that focuses on COVID-19 data analytics and research. On Wednesday, NVIDIA announced that the new technology will be a high power artificial intelligence focused supercomputer used to fuel the search for new drugs and vaccines to

Read More
18 May 2020

Air Force Leaders Fret As Another Satellite Maker Declares Bankruptcy

Intelsat announced last Wednesday during a press release that it was declaring bankruptcy, becoming the second major satellite company to file for bankruptcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was met with concern from the US Air Force’s chief acquisitions executive, Will Roper, who stated that the cash flow into

Read More
18 May 2020

TSA Issues Road Map to Tackle Insider Threat With Artificial Intelligence

The Transportation Security Administration has recently announced plans to share information its collects from employees and other outlets with federal agencies and the private sector, hoping to increase security and prevent insiders from carrying out crimes.  The TSA plans to create an “Insider Threat Mitigation Hub” through the use of

Read More
18 May 2020

Face masks prompt London police to consider pause in rollout of facial recognition cameras

In London, the use of facial recognition technologies has been hindered by its resident’s use of face coverings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The wearing of face masks has incapacitated the technology for the time being. The UK has adopted surveillance technology over the past several years, despite

Read More
15 May 2020

Utah Says No to Apple/Google COVID-19 Tracing; Debuts Startup App

A new startup company called Twenty Holding has developed an app called “Healthy Together” that will aid in contact tracing for the Coronavirus in Utah. Healthy Together uses location data that includes GPS, cell tower triangulation, and bluetooth to distinguish users and Coronavirus transmission zones. Contact tracers can use the

Read More
15 May 2020

NVIDIA Launches New Ampere Architecture, Infrastructure, Robotics And Automotive Technologies

On May 14th, NVIDIA’s GTC 2020 keynote was delivered in which they rolled out their new Ampere Architecture across numerous markets. In relation to the current pandemic NVIDIA thanked COVID-19 workers and chose to highlight numerous examples where GPU-accelerated computing was helping in the fight. NVIDIA provided an update on

Read More