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May 2, 2016

Artificial Intelligence Now Decides Targets on US Aegis Ships

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Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said that Artificial Intelligence had already taken over defense targeting decisions on Aegis missile warships of the US Navy.

Artificial Intelligence

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May 2, 2016

Watch the Smallest Nuclear Explosion With Bobby Kennedy

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Yeah, nuclear mortar. GREAT idea, that. lol ;-)


The Davy Crockett nuclear weapon was carried by a jeep and operated by a three-man crew.

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May 2, 2016

US military proposes secure, self-destructing messaging app

Posted by in categories: military, neuroscience

Military’s new Mission Impossible style messaging.


The U.S. military needs new messaging technology that’s ultra-secure and self-destructs. Sound familiar?

Think SnapChat. That’s an important part of what the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is aiming to do via a request for proposals posted on a DOD Web page. In Phase III of the project, DARPA says it requires “a secure messaging system that can provide… one time eyes only messages,” among a host of other features. Similarly, SnapChat allows a message to be viewed for a short length of time (1 to 10 seconds) before it becomes inaccessible, the primary reason it has become such a popular messaging platform.

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May 2, 2016

DARPA director cautions on AI’s limitations

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Another person this time DARPA (Arati Prabhakar) speaks about the truth on AI and it’s real world limitations.


The Pentagon’s R&D arm is heavily invested in driving the future of artificial intelligence and machine learning, but the program’s director warned the technology isn’t without its limitations.

May 02, 2016.

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May 2, 2016

Raytheon developing technology to make software “immortal”

Posted by in categories: computing, engineering, life extension, military

Making software immortal; Raytheon is trying to make it a reality.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — A team led by Raytheon BBN Technologies is developing methods to make mobile applications viable for up to 100 years, despite changes in hardware, operating system upgrades and supporting services. The U.S. Air Force is sponsoring the four-year, $7.8 million contract under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Building Resource Adaptive Software Systems program.

“Mobile apps are pervasive in the military, but frequent operating system upgrades, new devices and changing missions and environments require manual software engineering that is expensive and causes unacceptable delays,” said Partha Pal, principal scientist at Raytheon BBN. “We are developing techniques to eliminate these interruptions by identifying the way these changes affect application functionality and modifying the software.”

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May 2, 2016

Even Peasants Can Have Robots Invest Their Money

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I could tell you one scenario after another about Robots serving Robots, making robots, owning their own country, having their own military, etc. However, for me we’re still many, many decades off from this. However, we do have some situations that I have seen robots assembling other robots; however, they’re still requiring human engagement and oversight.


If that sounds like something you’re interested in.

Apr 30, 2016

- Daily Advance

Posted by in categories: futurism, military

Nice


Put yourself in the Pentagon – it’s “take a random civilian to work” day or something. You’re sitting with an Army general brooding over future land wars, as is their wont.

“Our combat vehicles need to be tougher to take the big hits from new weaponry!” he says.

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Apr 29, 2016

One of the F-35’s most expensive features was made possible by flying saucers

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The US Air Force had flying saucers.

Apr 28, 2016

The vision for the future ground vehicle looks a lot like a dune buggy

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Cool


The Army and Marine Corps’ next-generation ground combat vehicle could be designed to avoid threats rather than withstand them.

To that end, eight organizations received contracts from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to join the Ground X-Vehicle Technology program, where DARPA intends to create a nimble, go-anywhere conveyance that will be hard for enemies to find or catch.

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Apr 28, 2016

Trump acknowledges the power of 3D Printing

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, geopolitics, military, policy, robotics/AI

Don’t kill the messanger; I’m just sharing.


Yesterday Trump acknowledged the power of technology to help the USA in his future plans.

In a major foreign policy speech, yesterday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said the U.S. needs to make better use of “3D printing, artificial intelligence, and cyberwarfare.”

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