16 May 2019

Elon Musk’s SpaceX takes shot at broadband supremacy

For the last several days SpaceX fans have been filling their social media feeds with posts about the coming launch of 60 Starlink satellites. The photo that kicked off all the excitement (reported on here:SpaceX Starlink satellites shown on a Falcon ready for launch) was captured in a tweet by

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16 May 2019

The AI Supply Chain Runs on Ignorance

It is no secret that in order to improve the performance of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, developers need to feed massive amounts of data into their AI algorithms so that these can evolve through “learning.” However, experts warn that AI firms are often far from transparent about how they gather

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16 May 2019

CEOs and business leaders trust AI, but employees are more cautious

A new survey by EY looks at the attitudes of CEOs and other c-suite executives toward AI. According to the study, the vast majority of business leaders are optimistic about AI (85%) and plan to invest in this technology in the coming year (87% ). But while 87% of respondents

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14 May 2019

An FCC Commissioner Sees AI and Blockchain As Contributing to 5G

An FCC commissioner hopes that machine learning and distributed crypto-ledgers will free up wireless spectrum for billions of devices. Jessica Rosenworcel, a commissioner at the US Federal Communications Commission, believes that artificial intelligence and blockchain technology will give the US an edge in next-generation wireless networking over its big technological

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14 May 2019

DARPA Air Combat Evolution (ACE) Program: Dogfighting with an AI wingman

Artificial intelligence has defeated chess grandmasters, Go champions, professional poker players, and, now, world-class human experts in the online strategy games Dota 2 and StarCraft II. No AI currently exists, however, that can outduel a human strapped into a fighter jet in a high-speed, high-G dogfight. As modern warfare evolves

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14 May 2019

Drone flights over Iraq limited by electromagnetic interference

A U.S. military report identifies that drone operations in the Middle East have been impacted by electromagnetic interference. “‘Due to maintenance issues, disabled video broadcasting devices, and electromagnetic interference, about 11 percent of Coalition ISR coverage this quarter was lost, specifically affecting areas along the Iraq-Syria border and in northern

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14 May 2019

Starbucks, Nordstrom And Whole Foods Now Accept Bitcoin

A new payments application allows for the use of cryptocurrencies in popular retail stores. While the half-hearted step requires the use of a special application as opposed to accepting cryptocurrencies via a wallet/blockchain transaction, it does offer a new use case for spending cryptocurrencies at popular vendors and retailers. “Companies

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14 May 2019

Grindr is the latest victim of US-China tensions

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) had previously identified the foreign ownership stake in Grindr as representing a security risk to the United States. Now CFIUS has reached an agreement with the company Beijing Kunlun Tech which acquired a 60% stake in Grindr to sell its

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14 May 2019

IARPA Launches “Superforecaster” Challenge with $250k in Prize Money

IARPA has announced a follow-on to their first super forecasting contest that seeks to integrate a 20% improvement over the last competition which was won by researches at the University of PA. “Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge 2 encourages novel approaches that embrace non-traditional methods and harnesses the collective community, while offering

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13 May 2019

More Expert Context On How The rise in Artificial Intelligence Will Change the American job market

Investigative Journalist James Rosen has been digging deep into how the rise of Artificial Intelligence and how it will impact the job market in the U.S. In a recent video report, Rosen interviewed expert Dion Hinchcliffe, principal analyst at Constellation Research. Context from Hinchcliffe included: “The world economic forum says

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