The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract to five organizations in a bid to develop a real-time threat intelligence capability at a time when the amount of raw digital data continues to increase exponentially.
China now has more supercomputers among the world’s top 500 fastest machines than any other nation.
The smartphone payments business Ant Financial is using computer vision, natural language processing, and mountains of data to reimagine banking, insurance, and more.
The Defense Sciences Office (DSO) – one of the six program areas – is reaching out to these sectors in an effort to solicit more ideas and develop them on a track that will benefit national security and society writ large.
A successful quantum communication network will rely on the ability to distribute entangled photons over large distances between receiver stations. So far, free-space demonstrations have been limited to line-of-sight links across cities or between mountaintops. Scattering and coherence decay have limited the link separations to around 100 km. Yin et al. used the Micius satellite, which was launched last year and is equipped with a specialized quantum optical payload. They successfully demonstrated the satellite-based entanglement distribution to receiver stations separated by more than 1200 km. The results illustrate the possibility of a future global quantum communication network.
The United States appears poised to heighten scrutiny of Chinese investment in Silicon Valley to better shield sensitive technologies seen as vital to U.S. national security, current and former U.S. officials tell Reuters.
As the U.S. and China compete to innovate in this domain, the relative trajectories of U.S. and Chinese advances in artificial intelligence will impact the future military and strategic balance.