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Sep 8, 2016

Arsenal Plane Pick Still In The Air: SCO’s Roper

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DARPA HQ, ARLINGTON, Va.: Reporters must stop asking Will Roper about the Arsenal Plane, because he hasn’t picked which aircraft will be rebuilt as a high-tech truck for long-range missiles and other weapons. Speculation has centered on the Air Force B-52, but the Strategic Capabilities Office director made clear that choice is, well, up in the air.

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Sep 8, 2016

DARPA Challenges Industry To Make Adaptive Radios With Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

Now this, this will accelerate AI autonomous capabilities. However, still should be done with a QC secured infrastructure.

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s research agency has a new challenge for scientists: make wireless radios with artificial intelligence that can figure out the most effective, efficient way to use the radio frequency spectrum, and win a pile of cash.

Winners of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) could take home up to $3.5 million, but to do that, teams will have to demonstrate new technologies that represent a “paradigm shift” with both military and commercial applications, said Paul Tilghman, a DARPA program manager who is leading the challenge.

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Sep 8, 2016

Pentagon tests Artificial Intelligence electronic warfare systems

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

Advanced warfare platforms are increasingly using unused spectrum, now the Pentagon needs a system to cripple it

The US military is cultivating new electronic warfare technologies that, in real time, use artificial intelligence to learn how to jam enemy systems that are using never-before-seen frequencies and waveforms.

Although this “cognitive electronic warfare” is still in its nascent stages of development, scientists developing these systems told Defense News the technology could appear on the battlefield within the next decade.

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Sep 8, 2016

New Quantum Chip Could Bring Highest Level of Encryption to Any Mobile Device

Posted by in categories: computing, encryption, mobile phones, quantum physics, security


“We’ve managed to put quantum-based technology that has been used in high profile science experiments into a package that might allow it to be used commercially.”

Random number generators are crucial to the encryption that protects our privacy and security when engaging in digital transactions such as buying products online or withdrawing cash from an ATM. For the first time, engineers have developed a fast random number generator based on a quantum mechanical process that could deliver the world’s most secure encryption keys in a package tiny enough to use in a mobile device.

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Sep 8, 2016

China has stealth-defeating quantum radar: Reports

Posted by in categories: military, quantum physics


A Chinese firm has developed and tested a radar system that uses quantum entanglement to beat the stealth technology of modern military craft, a media report said.state media said.

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Sep 8, 2016

Your Next Phone Could Have Quantum Security

Posted by in categories: computing, mobile phones, quantum physics, security

As I mentioned 4 months ago when an article came out stating that this type of concept of a scalable quantum chip was at least 15 years away was bunk; this is again one more example where contributors really need to do their homework and make sure they are speaking to the real folks on the frontlines of QC.

Quantum-based random number generators are now small enough that they could fit in mobile devices.

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Sep 8, 2016

Hypothetical new particle could solve two major problems in particle physics

Posted by in category: particle physics

(—Although the Large Hadron Collider’s enormous 13 TeV energy is more than sufficient to detect many particles that theorists have predicted to exist, no new particles have been discovered since the Higgs boson in 2012. While the absence of new particles is informative in itself, many physicists are still yearning for some hint of “new physics,” or physics beyond the standard model.

In a new paper published in Physical Review Letters, physicists Yu-Sheng Liu, David McKeen, and Gerald A. Miller at the University of Washington in Seattle have hypothesized the existence of a that looks very enticing because it could simultaneously solve two important problems: the puzzle and a discrepancy in muon measurements that differ significantly from predictions.

“The new particle can account for two seemingly unrelated problems,” Miller told “We also point out several experiments that can further test our hypothesis.”

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Sep 8, 2016

A Cornucopia of Sensory Perception

Posted by in category: futurism

Forget what you learned about humans having five senses. That goes double for non-human animals.

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Sep 8, 2016

Growing up in Generation AI

Posted by in categories: computing, economics, robotics/AI

Imagine a five-year-old watching Mum talking to Siri, and Dad talking to Alexa, on a daily basis — what must she think of such interactions? Children nowadays witness computers that seem like they have a mind of their own — and even a personality with which to engage. It can be taken for granted that their perception of machines, and thus of the world itself, differs a lot from our own.

Artificial intelligence is one of the most promising areas of tech today, if not even the one that is likely to entail the most striking changes in our way of living, the way our economy works and how society functions. Thanks to enormous amounts of data, coupled with compute power to analyze it, technology companies are making strides in AI that resembles something of a gold rush.

New approaches, including use of deep neural networks, have led to groundbreaking achievements in AI, some of which weren’t predicted to happen for another decade. Google defeating the world champion at the ancient game of Go is just one prominent example. Many more are to be expected, including advances in deep learning combined with reasoning and planning — or even emulating creativity and artwork.

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Sep 8, 2016

Elon Musk is Looking to Kickstart Transhuman Evolution With “Brain Hacking” Tech

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, evolution, habitats, neuroscience, robotics/AI, singularity, sustainability, transhumanism

Elon Musk has recently hinted that he may be working on a “neural lace,” a mesh of electronics that will allow AI and the brain to work together. This could help human brains keep up with future enhancements in AI.

There’s no doubt that Elon Musk is one busy individual. When not playing on the Tesla factory floor, he may be bringing electric roofs to electric vehicles, or dreaming up the Hyperloop, or toying with the future of AI.

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