In her first comments as IARPA chief, the new director of the intelligence community’s research arm emphasized machine learning to forecast cyberattacks.
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The U.S. Navy is investing real money to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into the force, requesting $62.5 million in the FY19 Defense Department budget for AI and rapid prototyping.
Even as the company drew back from its work on Project Maven, a sales team was going full steam ahead at a big SOF conference.
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It would be worthwhile to think more deeply about how to use AI to reduce the humanitarian tolls of warfare.
Source: AI-4-Good in War
“A British designer has created an NSFW use for his Amazon Alexa, essentially turning it into the world’s first robotic dominatrix. Gary, known online as Deviant Designs, linked up his Alexa to a device that he made himself, designed to deliver pain on demand. The Echo Dot connects to a Raspberry Pi, which in turn is connected to an Arduino hardware controller wired to an electric shock collar for dogs, Engadget reports. This dog collar, usually worn by pets to prevent them from running away, has been broken apart by Gary, an amateur enthusiast who learned all his coding and hardware skills from online tutorials. The wires that deliver the electric shocks were taken out and inserted into shock clamps, specifically designed to be clipped to your labia.”
So it is a novel idea, but not that creative (at least by BDSM standards) although it does address a market and customer pain point. What is really funny are the comments. What? These guys are getting into a spat about Asimov’s Laws of Robotics? It is heartwarming to know there are ethical BDSM practitioners out there. Hey Gina Haspel, are you listening? New blood and In-Q-Tel project for a tamer CIA! KSM would keep asking for more … more … please …
Countries are throwing billions at AI.
With greater interest in artificial intelligence and machine learning, industry officials offer greater clarity on how those technologies will work for the national security community.