In an expansive on-the-record interview with WIRED, the principal deputy director of national intelligence made her pitch for public-private partnerships.
And the burn: “One of the key things about Google is I think it’s adorable that they have morals now when they’re using technology that the department built for them. That’s cute,” she says, “But we’ve always done this together.”
Source: Top US Intelligence Official Sue Gordon Wants Silicon Valley on Her Side
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: “gait recognition” software that uses people’s body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden from cameras. Already used by police on the streets of Beijing and Shanghai, “gait recognition” is part of a push across China to develop artificial-intelligence and data-driven surveillance that is raising concern about how far the technology will go.
Source: Chinese ‘gait recognition’ tech IDs people by how they walk
What will it take to mitigate the risks of the technological arms race?
Source: Artificial Intelligence and the Security Dilemma
Deep fakes are a profoundly serious problem for democratic governments and the world order. A combination of technology, education, and public policy can reduce their effectiveness.
Source: Disinformation on Steroids
We’ll soon find it hard to know with our own eyes if a video is real or generated by AI, but new algorithms are staying one or two steps ahead of the fakers.
Source: These New Tricks Can Outsmart Deepfake Videos—for Now
The future of human performance is a research race, and the U.S. shouldn’t take its lead for granted, the DIA director says.
Source: Defense Intel Chief Worried About Chinese ‘Integration of Human and Machines’
There is some humor in this.
The Air Force’s $13 billion projection for the cost of President Trump’s desired Space Force appears to be an example of “malicious compliance,” a top defense budget expert said Thursday.
Source: Defense budget expert casts doubt on $13B Space Force estimate
DARPA, the US Defense Department’s research arm, will spend $2 billion over the next five years on military AI projects.
Source: The Pentagon is putting billions toward military AI research – MIT Technology Review
Recently, one of us spent a week in China discussing the future of war with a group of American and Chinese academics. Everyone speculated about the role
Source: Beyond Killer Robots: How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Resilience in Cyber Space – War on the Rocks
The Defense Department, believing that A.I. research should be a national priority, has called on the White House to “inspire a whole of country effort.”
Source: Artificial Intelligence Is Now a Pentagon Priority. Will Silicon Valley Help?