Category machine learning

Even The AI Behind Deepfakes Can’t Save Us From Being Duped; ‘Believe None Of What You Read & Half Of What You See’

Even The AI Behind Deepfakes Can’t Save Us From Being Duped;’ Believe None Of What You Read & Half Of What You See’      The title above comes from Will Wright’s article he posted this week on technology and security website of Deepfakes, making someone or something appear different than they or […]

How Incognito Google Maps Protects Your Identity — And How It Doesn’t

How Incognito Google Maps Protects Your Identity — And How It Doesn’t      Lily Hay Newman posted an article this week on the security and technology website,, explaining how going Incognito on Google Maps does not guarantee digital anonymity and search activity. As she notes, “behavior tracking and location tracking,” have become an […]

Pentagon Looks Toward AI To Help Train Troops

US Defense looks toward AI to help train troops weapons defence industry military technology UK Posted On Thursday, 05 September 2019 08:50 The Defense Department wants to use AI for a wide range of applications, including predictive maintenance, image analysis, cybersecurity and training. The U.S. Army will use AI-enhanced training to improve military readiness and help troops remain […]

Strangelove Redux: U.S. Experts Propose Having AI Control Nuclear Weapons Strangelove redux: US experts propose having AI control nuclear weapons By Matt Field, August 30, 2019 Hypersonic missiles, stealthy cruise missiles, and weaponized artificial intelligence have so reduced the amount of time that decision makers in the United States would theoretically have to respond to a nuclear attack that, two military experts say, it’s […]

Palantir: The ‘Special Ops’ Tech Giant That Wields As Much Real-World Power As Google | Privacy

Palantir: the ‘special ops’ tech giant that wields as much real-world power as Google | Privacy | The Guardian Show captionPalantir has made Minority Report a reality. Privacy Peter Thiel’s CIA-backed, data-mining firm honed its ‘crime predicting’ techniques against insurgents in Iraq. The same methods are now being sold to police departments. Will they […]

Testing (New) Technologies In North Korea

Excerpt: All of which brings us back to North Korea. Some people are becoming alarmed that Pyongyang may take its “1984” regime to the next level with new surveillance and control tools that are coming online with 5G, big data and AI. Given enough time, most — if not all — of these people’s anxieties […]

How To Protect The Growing Internet Of Battlefield Things

How to protect the growing internet of battlefield things · by Dan Goure · July 18, 2019 The explosive growth in the number of devices connected to defense networks has enabled the Department of Defense (DoD) to better manage information, conduct operations, manage assets, move people and supplies, and support service personnel. Soon, everything and everyone on […]

How Cyber Weapons Are Changing The Landscape Of Modern Warfare

How Cyber Weapons Are Changing the Landscape of Modern Warfare The New Yorker · by Sue Halpern · July 18, 2019 In the weeks before two Japanese and Norwegian oil tankers were attacked, on June 13th, in the Gulf of Oman—acts which the United States attributes to Iran—American military strategists were planning a cyberattack on critical parts of that country’s […]

The Military And The Internet: Will War As We Know It Become Outmoded?

Excerpts: Interpersonal activity mediated by the internet is rarely neutral. It tends to produce either harmonizing or disruptive social effects. Nowhere is the duality more marked than in the field of conflict, where it has the ability to either galvanize or degrade combat cohesion. Positively, the foreign policy theorist and practitioner Audrey Kurth Cronin depicts […]

Experts: Spy Used AI-Generated Face To Connect With Targets

Experts: Spy used AI-generated face to connect with targets By RAPHAEL SATTERyesterday LONDON (AP) — Katie Jones sure seemed plugged into Washington’s political scene. The 30-something redhead boasted a job at a top think tank and a who’s-who network of pundits and experts, from the centrist Brookings Institution to the right-wing Heritage Foundation. She […]