Category artificial intelligence

North Korea Is Hacking Bitcoin Exchanges As Currency Value Soars, Expert Says

North Korea is hacking bitcoin exchanges as currency value soars, expert says By Katherine Lam, View Original What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin, a digital currency, was created in 2008. Shares of Bitcoin are sold on internet exchanges where users remain anonymous. As the value of the cryptocurrency continues to hit record highs, here’s how it works. As […]

Changing Calculus And Learning From Our Enemies

Excerpts: Again, it is helpful for to compare these worrying advances with the successful attack on Keating in 2009. Despite the technological superiority of their opponent, the Taliban used basic weapons, tactics, and technologies that had not changed substantially from similar attacks on Soviet forces in the same region decades earlier—probably because their dominance in […]

U.S. Is Losing Ground On Technology Superiority

U.S. Is Losing Ground On Technology Superiority The Hill · by Gordon England, opinion contributor · December 6, 2017 A long-held military maxim is to take the high ground and hold it. That may be outdated in today’s electronic and high-tech battlefields, but that notion still holds true for scientific research and engineering. Research is the foundation for […]

South Korean Army To Form Weaponized Drone Unit Next Year

S. Korean Army to form weaponized drone unit next year SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s Army will create a combat unit of weaponized drones next year to help counter North Korea’s threats, an official said Tuesday. The Army calls the envisioned defense asset a “dronebot,” a combination of the words “drone” and […]

Future Wars May Depend As Much On Algorithms As On Ammunition, Report Says

Excerpts: “China intends to seize the initiative to become the ‘premier global AI innovation center’ by 2030, potentially surpassing the United States in the process,” according to a recent report by the Center for a New American Security.   That should serve as a call-to-arms “Sputnik moment,” Work said. “I personally believe that a national […]

When Terrorists Learn How To Hack

When Terrorists Learn How to Hack · by | Levi Maxey · December 3, 2017 Terrorist groups are expanding their use of the internet beyond mere messaging and disseminating operational know-how, slowly adding a cyber-hacking toolset that could one day rival that of criminal or state-sponsored hacking. To date attacks have included website defacement, doxing of personally identifiable […]

The Death Of The Internet

Excerpts: The end of the internet may come in a form that looks and feels like fascism, but let’s not forget that most of these destructive actors are motivated by money. Twitter may defend its actions (or inactions) around harassment as an act of free speech, but it’s really an act of commerce. As long […]

Google’s Artificial Intelligence Built An AI That Outperforms Any Made By Humans

 Google’s Artificial Intelligence Built An AI That Outperforms Any Made By Humans · by Dom Galeon · December 1, 2017 In Brief Google’s AutoML project, designed to make AI build other AIs, has now developed a computer vision system that vastly outperforms state-of-the-art-models. The project could improve how autonomous vehicles and next-generation AI robots “see.” An AI […]

Inside The New American Way Of War

David Maxwell Comment:  “Quite a critique.  In a 2015 OpEd Anthony Cordesman called the use of SOF “strategic tokensim.” Seems like things have not changed.”   Excerpts: Over the past 16 years, Special Operations have become the new American way of war. Once mainly used to supplement the work of conventional troops, the elite units […]

How The Pentagon Is Preparing For The Coming Drone Wars How the Pentagon is preparing for the coming drone wars   Raytheon has mounted a high-energy laser weapon on top of a militarized dune buggy that it says can be used to take out drones. (Raytheon)   By Christian Davenport  November 24 at 4:44 PM More than a decade after the improvised explosive device became the scourge of the wars in […]