But the more revealed, reveals more unknowns that Mueller could or did not figure out.
The intel committee’s top Republican and top Democrat have been openly fighting for more than a year. But there’s one thing they agree on: They need to hear from Robert Mueller.
Source: Schiff and Nunes: Mueller ‘Must Brief’ Intel Committee—And Turn Over All His Materials
May be it be back as Jason Rebourne!
The U.S. Department of Defense under Patrick M. Shanahan has quietly pulled funding for an independent organization called the Jason Group under the Pentagon’s latest budget proposal. And it’s just one more way that the Trump regime is chipping away at independent scientific voices in the U.S. government.
Source: Pentagon Pulls Funding for Team of Academics Who Work on the Most Difficult Scientific Problems
The future will be determined by a handful of big questions that don’t yet have answers.
How did this guy get “digital penetration” into SIGINT? (pun) He knew some would Google it. Add another one to a handful of big questions!
“It’s not like we are totally ignorant, of course. The United States has been a world leader in signals intelligence (including digital penetration) for a long time, so there’s every reason to believe it is still very, very good at it.”
Source: 5 Very Important Things About the World Nobody Knows
The authors analyze the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear accident and the recent back-to-back crashes of two Boeing 737 Max jets and make policy recommendations for the regulation of increasingly complex technologies.
Source: How to Deal with Increasingly Complex Safety-Critical Technologies
I love models (pun) This simple model generates some fantastically complex behaviors. Why not generate one for when “the population of hipsters … undergo a phase transition into a synchronized state.”
Complexity science explains why efforts to reject the mainstream merely result in a new conformity.
Source: The hipster effect: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same – MIT Technology Review
Hanabi is a card game that relies on theory of mind and a higher level of reasoning than either Go or chess—no wonder DeepMind’s researchers want to tackle it next.
Source: DeepMind wants to teach AI to play a card game that’s harder than Go
Also a literally start for national security professionals. Nice overview except for a better taxonomy and clarity of meaning: feedback was likened to exchange where it is really a subset of possible information exchanges and the article emphasis also seems to be on amplification. Cascading is not mentioned also bundled in there but not articulated.
Security communities need thinkers who are comfortable in both complicated and complex environments, who can study the trees but still grasp the shape of the forest.
Source: A Crude Look at the Whole: A Simple Guide to Complexity for National Security Professionals
Using historical data to train risk assessment tools could mean that machines are copying the mistakes of the past.
Source: AI is sending people to jail—and getting it wrong