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EW, Cyber Require Next-Gen Hardware: Conley

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


It’s not all about AI and software. You need hardware compact enough — and secure enough — to deploy into a war zone.

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‘Severe Instability:’ Trump Boots Bolton, Third National Security Advisor

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Severe instability in the national security establishment raises questions not about the president’s policy judgements, but about the government’s ability to plan for and implement those decisions.

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Should We Ban ‘Killer Robots’? Can We?

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The Pentagon insists it doesn’t want them. But could a global ban really rein in Russia or China?

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US ‘Gets Its Ass Handed To It’ In Wargames: Here’s A $24 Billion Fix

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Warships sink. Bases burn. F-35s die on the runway. Can $24 billion a year — 3.3 % of the Pentagon budget — fix the problem?

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Artificial Intelligence: Will Special Operators Lead The Way?

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“The SOF guys are less risk averse than conventional ground forces, so they’re more apt to push the limit,” said Bob Work, father of the AI-driven Third Offset Strategy. “Their commanders also have embraced AI and autonomous ops…. so I think all the conditions are set for SOF to lead the way in the more direct combat applications of AI and autonomy.”

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Sen. Warner, Gen. Dunford Question Google, Silicon Valley For Helping China

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The Pentagon and, increasingly, Congress have grown frustrated with tech giants who shy away from US government work while flocking to Beijing to tap a massive — but authoritarian — market.

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Forget The Terminator: Robotics For Logistics 1st, Combat 2nd

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Don’t think about the Terminator or Iron Man: Think about Sigourney Weaver’s power loader lifting crates in Aliens.

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Joint Artificial Intelligence Center Created Under DoD CIO

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“The major challenge for the US is China,” CNA analyst Larry Lewis said. “They are approaching the use of AI just like the US approached going to the moon in the sixties.”

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US Must Hustle On Hypersonics, EW, AI: VCJCS Selva & Work

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WASHINGTON: China is besting the United States in key military technologies like hypersonic missiles and electronic warfare, Gen. Paul Selva, vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs said today. We can still catch up, he predicted. What about Artificial Intelligence? That’s too close to call, said former deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, so we’d better get a move on. Both men… Keep reading →

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Why A ‘Human In The Loop’ Can’t Control AI: Richard Danzig

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“Error is as important as malevolence,” Richard Danzig told me in an interview. “I probably wouldn’t use the word ‘stupidity,’ (because) the people who make these mistakes are frequently quite smart, (but) it’s so complex and the technologies are so opaque that there’s a limit to our understanding.”

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