19 Feb 2019

China Plans to Turn Hong Kong and Macau Into a Silicon Valley Rival

China seems to have added yet another dimension in the US-China battle for tech dominance by presenting a plan to create a global innovation hub to rival Silicon Valley. According to the plan, Hong Kong and Macau will be connected to Shenzhen and Guangzhou, two cities in southern China, in order

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19 Feb 2019

Splunk pulls out of Russia

American analytics company Splunk has released a statement mentioning that it “will no longer be selling software and services to organizations in Russia – either directly or through partners*.” The firm did not really elaborate on the decision, mentioning only that it will “continue to evaluate our global investments […] to

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19 Feb 2019

The Pentagon Thinks AI Could Help Troops Telepathically Control Machines

The research agency of the US Department of Defense, officially called the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or DARPA for short, has started to investigate how AI solutions could enable people to control machines with their mind, through “next-generation neurotechnology.” Neurotechnology can already enable people to control drones and prosthetic

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18 Feb 2019

How realistic are China’s plans to colonize the moon?

After China’s recent success in landing a spacecraft on the far side of the moon, the country is planning three additional lunar missions that could lay the groundwork for China’s long term goal of establishing a lunar base. While this goal may strike some as a naive dream inspired by science-fiction

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18 Feb 2019

Call to ban killer robots in wars

At a recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington DC, scientists advocated a ban on weaponized artificial intelligence (AI), arguing that malfunctioning AI weapons systems could result in civilian casualties and other disaster scenarios. The statements echo the goal of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots,

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18 Feb 2019

AI text generator too dangerous to release, say creators

OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research group co-founded by Elon Musk, has created AI software that is not only capable of writing coherent articles and texts, but can actually mimic the writing style of specific individuals, including professional journalists if it is fed articles written by them. While the OpenAI team has

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15 Feb 2019

India Proposes Chinese-Style Internet Censorship

India’s government has proposed new, sweeping rules that would enable strict government censorship of content. The public comment period on the rules has ended and the government could enact them at any time, worrying opposition candidates and free speech activists ahead of national elections scheduled for the spring. The rules

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15 Feb 2019

AI must tackle the sparsity challenge, says Landing AI’s Gopi Prashanth

According to Gopi Prashanth of AI-startup Landing AI, one of the major challenges in the development of AI and machine learning is to teach machines to generalize based on small data samples in situations where relevant data is sparse. Currently, deep learning enables machines to learn from massive amounts of

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13 Feb 2019

DoD Releases New Strategy Report Outlining Path Forward for Artificial Intelligence

The DoD released a new summary of its AI strategy this Tuesday (February 12) titled “Harnessing AI to Advance Our Security and Prosperity” and outlining its future plans for AI development and integration. “AI is poised to transform every industry and is expected to impact every corner of the Department,

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13 Feb 2019

What The Executive Needs To Know About Artificial Intelligence

OODA Loop is pleased to announce our latest members only special report: A Decision-Maker’s Guide To Artificial Intelligence. This report is designed to help you make the most of AI in your organization. It provides clear, hype-free articulations of fundamental concepts, succinct examples of highly impactful use cases, and tips you

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