Category big data

Staying Competitive In A Crowded Open Source World

Staying Competitive in a Crowded Open Source World Carmen Landa MiddletonFormer Deputy Executive Director, CIA Technological advancements in the past 30 years have in many ways democratized access to information and disrupted countless industries – from journalism to national security. Increasingly, intelligence-rich assessments are being made by non-intelligence professionals. Consider the 20-year-old Australian student […]

How World War III Could Start: Cut The ‘Cable”

Excerpts: “In the most severe scenario of an all-out attack upon undersea cable infrastructure by a hostile actor the impact of connectivity loss is potentially catastrophic, but even relatively limited sabotage has the potential to cause significant economic disruption and damage,” a former commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, retired US Navy Admiral James […]

Cyber Guru Bruce Schneier Looking For Some Ideas For A Subtitle For His New Book To Be Released September, 2018: “Click Here To Kill Everybody: The Peril And Promise Of A Hyper-Connected Planet”

Cyber Guru Bruce Schneier Looking For Some Ideas For A Subtitle For His New Book To Be Released September, 2018: “Click Here To Kill Everybody: The Peril And Promise Of A Hyper-Connected Planet”       Cyber security guru, blogger, and author, Bruce Schneier, is looking for a little help from the rest […]

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, And Pink Flamingoes To Watch In 2018

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, and Pink Flamingoes to Watch in 2018 View Original December 28th, 2017 While driving along the shore of Lake Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island in September 2011, I saw them for the first time. Black Swans. My wife and I pulled over, jumped out, and spent a half […]

China’s Latest Plans To Dominate Robot, Smart Car And Railway Industries By 2020 China’s latest plans to dominate robot, smart car and railway industries by 2020 Shipbuilding, agriculture, medical devices and new materials also targeted as Beijing seeks to upgrade nation’s industrial power PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 27 December, 2017, 2:02pm UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 December, 2017, 11:29pm   Jane Cai China has unveiled three-year plans to increase […]

Is This China’s Secret Weapon?

Is This China’s Secret Weapon? By Peter Pham, View Original December 28th, 2017 Shutterstock Everywhere around the world, we hear many David and Goliath stories of the small defeating the big. We’ve read about how smaller groups of determined soldiers, such as those in the battle of Marathon, were able to beat larger armies. As a […]

Social Media And War: How Facebook And Twitter Are Reshaping Conflict In The Twenty-First Century

Social Media and War: How Facebook and Twitter Are Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century By Rebecca Greig, View Original A Russian online troll farm is exposed by a disgruntled former employee: “You may think of yourself as a hero but in reality you’re just a little son of a bitch;” A Ukrainian “Facebook warrior” sources everything from fuel to fruit through social networks: “It’s all […]

Project Maven Brings AI To The Fight Against ISIS

Project Maven brings AI to the fight against ISIS · by Gregory C. Allen · December 21, 2017 Maven is designed to be that pilot project, that pathfinder, that spark that kindles the flame front of artificial intelligence across the rest of the [Defense] Department. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, November 2017 For years, the Defense Department’s most […]

5 Key Artificial Intelligence Predictions For 2018: How Machine Learning Will Change Everything

The five: 1. There will be less hype and hot air about AI – but a lot more action 2.  More money will pour into AI enterprise projects than ever before 3.  A lot of AI projects will fail, in a costly manner. 4.  The way we interact with machines will continue to shift towards […]

The Great AI Paradox

The Great AI Paradox By Brian Bergstein, View Original December 15th, 2017 You’ve probably heard versions of each of the following ideas. 1. With computers becoming remarkably adept at driving, understanding speech, and other tasks, more jobs could soon be automated than society is prepared to handle. 2. Improvements in computers’ skills will stack up until machines […]