01 Mar 2018

Former Google exec: AI movie death scenarios ‘one to two decades away’

“Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and military robotics have some concerned that the development of Terminator-like killer robots will be humankind’s downfall. But that doesn’t seem to worry Eric Schmidt, the former executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, who addressed the impact of technology on democracy at the Feb.

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27 Feb 2018

Russia Claims It Now Has Lasers To Shoot Satellites

“Russian defense companies have created a plane-mounted laser that can hit satellites — at least according to an anonymous source quoted by Russian news agency Interfax. On Saturday, an Interfax report cited the source as saying that weapons maker Almaz-Antey has ‘completed work on the anti-satellite complex,’ which includes the

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27 Feb 2018

CSAF Predicts War In Space ‘In A Matter Of Years’

“It is only ‘a matter of years’ before the US fights ‘from space,’ the Air Force’s top uniformed leader said here. With that stark prediction, Chief of Staff David Goldfein went on to press the famously plane-focused service ‘to embrace space superiority with the same passion and sense of ownership

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26 Feb 2018

For the Army, a 3-D printed drone is nice. A customized, 3-D printed drone is better.

“Why carry around drones when they can be printed on the spot? Army researchers say they can do just that: 3D print a quadcopter airframe. Better yet, they are developing a system to allow soldiers to customize their drones to meet specific mission needs. ‘A soldier can input certain specifications

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22 Feb 2018

xView Detection Challenge: Help the Pentagon Analyze Satellite Images

“ON A TRIP to Silicon Valley last year, Defense Secretary James Mattis openly envied tech companies’ superior use of artificial intelligence technology. To help close the gap, one Pentagon unit is now offering $100,000 in prizes to develop algorithms that can interpret high-resolution satellite images.” Source: xView Detection Challenge: Help

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21 Feb 2018

US Army Now Holding Drills With Ground Robots That Shoot

“In a historic first, the Army conducted a live fire exercise with a remote-controlled ground combat vehicle armed with a .50-caliber machine gun. It plans to conduct more exercises with more heavily armed ground robots within the next couple of years.” Source: US Army Now Holding Drills With Ground Robots That

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21 Feb 2018

Russia releases video of its modernized ballistic missile defense system

“On Feb. 12, the Russian Defence Ministry posted a video on its website showing the white desolation of the Kazakh steppes in winter. Suddenly, a bright red and grey plume erupted from the snow and arced away from the camera, off into the horizon. Details were scant, but the video

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21 Feb 2018

Why it’s harder for soldiers to tell if their radios are being jammed

“The radio spectra are increasingly crowded and confused, and smart devices are making it worse. Already jammed full of telecom signals, the airwaves have become increasingly congested with the popularity of the Internet of Things.” Source: Why it’s harder for soldiers to tell if their radios are being jammed

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16 Feb 2018

Accurate air and artillery strikes, coming soon from a tablet

“The Corps is on the cusp of further integrating touch screen tablet and smartphone technology that will aid Marines calling in accurate air artillery strikes.” Source: Accurate air and artillery strikes, coming soon from a tablet

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12 Feb 2018

Chinese Police Are Wearing Sunglasses That Can Recognize Faces

“In the Matrix series, Keanu Reeves wears futuristic sunglasses to look cool when fighting against machines. But in China, police are now wearing sunglasses equipped with facial-recognition technology to catch criminal suspects.” Source: Chinese Police Are Wearing Sunglasses That Can Recognize Faces – Nextgov

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