Pentagon Pulls Funding for Team of Academics Who Work on the Most Difficult Scientific Problems

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

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The Newest AI-Enabled Weapon: ‘Deep-Faking’ Photos of the Earth

Step 1: Use AI to make undetectable changes to outdoor photos. Step 2: release them into the open-source world and enjoy the chaos.

Source: The Newest AI-Enabled Weapon: ‘Deep-Faking’ Photos of the Earth

France To US: You’re Really Important To Our New Fighter

 

Flashback … Future (Air) Combat Systems, “System of systems”! Hope this one does better than last Boeing/SAIC FCS ($340 billion) spread the wealth buffet smorgasbord. To be fair, different times, more mature technology, and some French and European oversight … except they are socialists too but not communists like the Boeing group I knew 😂 Now that I have equally insulted every one …

France’s commitment to a cutting-edge sixth-generation fighter — working in tandem with drones and long-range sensors — is a sign of its commitment to deterring Putin’s Russia.

Source: France To US: You’re Really Important To Our New Fighter

Attacking Artificial Intelligence: How To Trick The Enemy

“Autonomy may look like an Achilles’ heel, and in a lot of ways it is” – but for both sides, DTRA’s Nick Wager said. “I think that’s as much opportunity as that is vulnerability. We are good at this… and we can be better than the threat.”

Source: Attacking Artificial Intelligence: How To Trick The Enemy

Russia says it’s arming its warships with a new weapon that makes enemies want to vomit

This is called Remote Clubbing … the advanced version of drinking at a night club blasting music.

A weapon reportedly now in use aboard two Russian frigates is said to cause blindness and hallucinations, as well as dizziness and nausea.

Source: Russia says it’s arming its warships with a new weapon that makes enemies want to vomit

DARPA wants to build an AI to find the patterns hidden in global chaos

That most famous characterization of the complexity causality, a butterfly beating its wings and causing a hurricane on the other side of the world, is thought-provoking but ultimately not helpful. What we really need is to look at a hurricane and figure out which butterfly caused it — or perhaps stop it before it takes flight in the first place. DARPA thinks AI should be able to do just that.

Source: DARPA wants to build an AI to find the patterns hidden in global chaos

Are defense contractors investing enough in quantum computing?

Quantum computing is set to make existing forms of cybersecurity obsolete, but the coming revolution has not jolted researchers and defense firms to fully invest in the technology,

Source: Are defense contractors investing enough in quantum computing?