The United States is no laggard on investment and advances in artificial intelligence technologies, Steven Walker, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, told reporters on Thursday, disputing assertions by top U.S. technology executives that China was racing ahead.“I think I’d put our AI, our country’s efforts, up against anybody,” Walker said at an event hosted by the Defense Writers Group. DARPA “helped create the field in the early 1960s” and since then has consistently invested in the three waves of artificial intelligence technologies, Walker said.
On May and June 2013, when New Orleans’ murder rate was the sixth-highest in the United States, the Orleans Parish district attorney handed down two landmark racketeering indictments against dozens of men accused of membership in two violent Central City drug trafficking gangs, 3NG and the 110ers. Members of both gangs stood accused of committing 25 murders as well as several attempted killings and armed robberies.
The Defense Department is offering $100,000 for artificial-intelligence algorithms that can identify items such buildings and trucks in satellite images.
Bottom Line: While North Korea has put on a friendly face during the Olympic Games taking place along its southern border, the country’s hackers continue to engage in global cybercrime campaigns that seek to fill the coffers of the ruling regime in the background – with the latest hacking campaign just outed by McAfee.
“How can traditional open source intelligence professionals compete in what is quickly becoming an environment in which non-intelligence individuals and organizations, with quite different motivations and objectives, are also participating? More importantly, what does this mean for U.S. intelligence community’s ability to maintain strategic advantage in the open source world?”
As a former Information Architecture practitioner I see this as more of the first question career advice than the second one about strategic advantage.
Like most industries, the value added will be moved up the value chain from raw collection to making sense of more data with more noise — which she talks about — but a good deal of the stuff will AI’d soon and, finding/sorting-skills and tools will become services rather than internal silos. Kiss that career and turf goodbye either way.
What does strategic advantage in the open source world mean? Open source rarely, if at all, gives away a well kept mosaic let alone interrelated ones needed to be understood side by side with other analysis in specific contexts that change over time.
Technological advancements in the past 30 years have in many ways democratized access to information and disrupted countless industries – from journalism to national security. Increasingly, intelligence-rich assessments are being made by non-intelligence professionals.
China wants to become the world leader in artificial intelligence not just to match U.S. economic power, but to bypass it geo-strategically.
This is not an arms race that we can afford to lose.
“IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE INFORMATION, the word came later. The transition was achieved by the development of organisms with the capacity for selectively exploiting this information in order to survive and perpetuate their kind.”
The U.S. needs to start thinking about how to respond to domestic surveillance in other countries.
Russian hotel room … Fusion GPS, FSB, SVR, salacious allegations … fake news … Swedish DIY tech … Nordstrom’s ticket in … call Mueller. Well worth the paper written on!
For 50% off a crib? I’d sign my name in blood.