HyperWarfare Blog

To keep a record of relevant news for myself in these four categories,
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(2018) Dilbert.com on 9/11


My 1st PCT Patent is published! -- 22 Sep 2023 - Happy to report my 1st PCT patent for 'Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence: Zero-Day Fraud Prevention in Blockchain Transaction Systems' was published yesterday: WO/2023/174683 (EN) COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED METHOD FOR DETECTING A MALICIOUS EVENT OCCURRING IN A BLOCKCHAIN DATA STRUCTURE, A COMPUTING DEVICE, A COMPUTER PROGRAM AND A COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT (FR) PROCÉDÉ MIS… ... Read More
Cyber and Space Weapons: how Russia telegraphed invasion of Ukraine -- 16 Jun 2022 - Images from Maxar's satellites, like this one of damage at the Port City shopping mall and other stores in Mariupol, Ukraine, from March 9, 2022, can create questions for adversaries about how to treat their services. (Maxar Technologies) How Russia telegraphed invasion of Ukraine in space and online PARIS —… ... Read More
Lawmakers propose ‘Technology Competitiveness Council’ to champion US innovation -- 16 Jun 2022 - A soldier wears virtual reality glasses; a graphic depiction of a chess set sits in the foreground. WASHINGTON — House lawmakers proposed a bill that would establish a “Technology Competitiveness Council” to help drive innovation in national security, after an independent commission found the U.S. is at risk of falling… ... Read More
Cognitive Warfare: French military turns to sci-fi to fight Russia hacking, spur innovation -- 16 Jun 2022 - A French soldier performs a military exercise in front of French President Emmanuel Macron and other leaders prior to the 2019 Bastille Day military parade in Paris. PARIS — In November, a team of French science fiction writers working with the country’s military dreamed up a new program, known as… ... Read More
“We are actively working on the digital blockade of the Russian Federation.” -- 04 Jun 2022 - Palantir Technologies Inc. CEO Alex Karp, in the white shirt, speaks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, far right, and other officials June 2 in Kyiv. (Mykhailo Fedorov/Provided) Palantir’s Karp is first western CEO to visit Zelenskyy amid invasion WASHINGTON — The chief executive officer of Palantir Technologies Inc. quietly visited Ukraine this… ... Read More
Evolving Cognitive Warfare -- 12 Jul 2021 - The nature of ongoing warfare has evolved, resulting in new wars that sometimes go unnoticed. Disinformation campaigns have become real weapons of mass disruption, weakening the proper functioning of our democratic societies. They spread and circulate quickly, are inexpensive and have a high impact. For Professor Giordano, the human brain… ... Read More
China’s Cognitive Warfare -- 12 Jul 2021 - Members of a Chinese military honor guard at the Ministry of Defense, Beijing, 2007. CREDIT: Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen (USAF)/Public Domain 11 FEB 2019 DEVIN STEWART: Hi, I'm Devin Stewart here at Carnegie Council in New York City, and today I am speaking with Rachael Burton of the Project… ... Read More
AI emotion-detection software tested on Uyghurs -- 12 Jul 2021 - A gate of what is officially known as a "vocational skills education centre" in Xinjiang By BBC's Jane Wakefield - Technology reporter- 26 MAY 2021 A camera system that uses AI and facial recognition intended to reveal states of emotion has been tested on Uyghurs in Xinjiang, the BBC has… ... Read More
Dr. James Giordano: The Brain is the Battlefield of the Future (WestPoint) -- 07 Jun 2021 - Dr. James Giordano, Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program and Scholar-in-Residence in the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University, speaks to cadets and faculty about how advancements in neuroscience and neurotechnology will impact the future of war. This event was hosted by the Modern War Institute at West… ... Read More
What is Bot Sentinel? Twitter Account Authentication Rating -- 06 Jun 2021 - Bot Sentinel is a free non-partisan platform developed to classify and track inauthentic accounts and toxic trolls. The platform uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to classify Twitter accounts, and then adds the accounts to a publicly available database that anyone can browse. Accounts are rated based on a scoring… ... Read More
Foreign Interference Attribution Tracker: Origin & Dispersion -- 06 Jun 2021 - The DFRLab's Foreign Interference Attribution Tracker (FIAT) is an interactive, open-source database that captures allegations of foreign interference relevant to the 2020 election. This tool assesses the credibility, bias, evidence, transparency, and impact of each claim. Explore by scrolling through the timeline and map below. Hover over a circle to… ... Read More
Morphing computer chip repels hundreds of professional DARPA hackers -- 25 May 2021 - Trying to hack the "unhackable" Morpheus system is described as like trying to solve a Rubik's Cube that is constantly being rearranged [signature-free security!! -- TJACK]   By Michael Irving May 24, 2021 Engineers have designed a computer processor that thwarts hackers by randomly changing its microarchitecture every few milliseconds. Known… ... Read More
Das israelische Start-up „Deepdub“ könnte die Film- und Fernsehbranche revolutionieren. -- 04 May 2021 - 04 MAY 2021 How all voice actors lose their jobs, globally: deepdub (Startup from Israel) aims to bridge the language barrier and cultural gap of entertainment experiences through high-quality seamless localization at a click of a button and at a fraction of the cost. Das israelische Start-up „Deepdub“ könnte die… ... Read More
DARPA Military programs with Subdermal Implant and Covid-detecting Virus Filter aiming to end pandemics forever. -- 20 Apr 2021 - CBS' Bill Whitaker reports in "60 Minutes" (Sunday, April 11th, 2021) on the Pentagon projects that helped combat COVID-19 and may help end pandemics forever. Dr. Hepburn showed us a few current projects, some sound like they're from an episode of "Star Trek." Consider a ship like the USS Theodore… ... Read More
China accuses US Navy of ‘Cognitive Warfare’ after ‘unusual’ photo emerges. -- 15 Apr 2021 - PHILIPPINE SEA (April 4, 2021) Cmdr. Robert J. Briggs and Cmdr. Richard D. Slye monitor surface contacts from the pilothouse of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin. Mustin is assigned to Task Force 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force.… ... Read More
EU Richtlinie: in nur 10 Tagen online eine GmbH gründen – bald soll es möglich sein -- 11 Feb 2021 - Bislang konnten Gründerinnen ihre Identität nur beim Notartermin vor Ort prüfen lassen, das soll nun auch digital gehen. [ Schade ... von einer Aktiengesellschafts-Anmeldung wie bei einer C-Corporation im US Bundesstaat Delaware für unter $180 online in 20 Minuten sind wir nach wie vor noch meilenweit entfernt -- das macht… ... Read More
Solarwind Attack, Cyber Hack of German Publishing House – when will we try to stop trying to plug the Swiss Cheese? -- 28 Dec 2020 - Waiting like a lame duck, until it is our turn to get compomised? Just before Christmas 2020 the German publishing house "Funke Gruppe" - which publishes multiple newspapers, magazines, ad-papers etc in print and digital formats - was hit with a ransomware attack, which has shut it down over the… ... Read More
“Aquarium Leaks”. Inside the GRU’s Psychological Warfare Program – Russia ’s Secret Propaganda Unit. -- 11 Dec 2020 - In this exclusive and groundbreaking report, Free Russia Foundation has translated and published five documents from the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence agency. The documents, obtained and analyzed by Free Russia Foundation’s Director of Special Investigations Michael Weiss, details the GRU’s modern psychological warfare program and are dated from within the… ... Read More
Wall Street Begins Trading Water Futures as a Commodity -- 11 Dec 2020 - Fields in California's Central Valley agricultural region. Wall Street has begun trading water as a commodity, like gold or oil. The country’s first water market launched on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange this week with $1.1 billion in contracts tied to water prices in California, Bloomberg News reported. The market allows… ... Read More
Could soldiers silently communicate using brain signals in the future? -- 30 Nov 2020 - Any sort of battle-ready machine-human interface using brain signals is likely decades away. So far, it is monkeys-for-soldiers. (Courtesy of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency -- DARPA) WASHINGTON — A breakthrough in decoding brain signals could be the first step toward a future where soldiers silently communicate during operations.… ... Read More
GPT-3: a robot wrote this entire article. Are you scared yet, human? -- 29 Nov 2020 - Artificial Intelligence: ANI, LogicGate Computing, AGI, ASI GPT-3 seems to suggest it is a form of Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI); however, its name "Generative Pre-trained Transformer - 3" includes "pre-trained", so still relies heavily on machine learning. It is a very big step forward, and went widely unnoticed: for that… ... Read More
Wonder how SpaceX’s StarLink can achieve record low latency? -- 09 Nov 2020 - Obviously, financial applications come to mind instantly ... With its (planned) network of up to 46,000 small satellites (eventually; 12,000 to start out with) in low orbit, and interconnectivity by laser-based optical communications in the vaccum of space, this infrastructure can beat any terrestrial communications in the sense of latency,… ... Read More
Deepfake Putin is here to warn Americans about their self-inflicted doom -- 01 Oct 2020 - AI-generated synthetic media is being used in a political ad campaign—not to disrupt the election, but to save it. MIT Technology Review by Karen Hao, September 29, 2020 The news: Two political ads will broadcast on social media today, featuring deepfake versions of Russian president Vladimir Putin and North Korean… ... Read More
Engineers Break Internet Speed Record at 178 Terabits -- 24 Aug 2020 - At that speed, you can download the entire Netflix library in less than a second. The saying goes "Technology is growing fast" stopped being a cliche but has become reality. Remember the record of the world's fastest internet speed was set back in May this year? Well, it's been long… ... Read More
Künstliche Haut: Roboter mit Fingerspitzengefühl sind gerade einen Schritt näher gerückt -- 21 Aug 2020 - Post aus Japan: Künstliche Haut vor dem Start Als Kind ließ sich Benjamin Tee von japanischen Roboter-Mangas inspirieren. Nun ist der Mann aus Singapur einer der Pioniere, die Automaten gefühlvoller machen. Roboter mit Fingerspitzengefühl sind gerade einen Schritt näher gerückt. Im Juli stellte Benjamin Tee von der National University Singapore… ... Read More
Instagram could face up to $500 billion in fines for illegally harvesting biometric data -- 17 Aug 2020 - Instagram could face up to $500 billion in fines in class-action lawsuit alleging it illegally harvested biometric data A new lawsuit accuses Instagram of collecting people's biometric data without their consent in violation of a state law. Last month, Facebook — which owns Instagram — offered $650 million to settle… ... Read More
Microsofts Milliarden-Dollar Geschäfte -- 06 Aug 2020 - Der Tech-Riese Microsoft erwägt eine Übernahme der Geschäfte des sozialen Netzwerks TikTok für die USA, Kanada, Australien und Neuseeland. Nachdem US-Präsident Donald Trump ankündigte, die beliebte App wegen Datensicherheitsbedenken und der mutmaßlichen engen Bindung zur chinesischen Regierung zu verbieten, hat Microsofts CEO Satya Nadella eine Chance gesehen in den Social… ... Read More
London is more closely monitored than Beijing -- 23 Jul 2020 - Nur zwei Städte weltweit verfügen laut Comparitech über eine flächendeckendere Videoüberwachung als London, Taiyuan und Wuxi, beide in China gelegen. Und der Vollständigkeit halber muss hier gesagt werden, dass die Volksrepublik 18 Mal in den Top 20 der am stärksten überwachten Großstädte der Welt auftaucht. Indes schafft es die britische… ... Read More
Pentagon AI team sets sights on information warfare -- 23 Jul 2020 - About two years after it was created, the Pentagon’s artificial intelligence center is setting its sights on new projects, including one on joint information warfare. This initiative seeks to deliver an information advantage to the Department of Defense in two ways. The first is improving the DoD’s ability to integrate… ... Read More
Rekordverkäufe von US-Staatsanleihen -- 21 Jul 2020 - Zwischen März und Mai haben ausländische Akteure US-Staatsanleihen im Wert von über einer halben Billion US-Dollar abgestoßen. Niemals zuvor wurden so viele Treasury Bonds innerhalb eines Monats verkauft wie im März (299 Milliarden US-Dollar) und April (177 Milliarden US-Dollar). Das geht aus den vom Finanzministerium der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika… ... Read More
How to be anonymous on the web? Tor, Dark net, Whonix, Tails, Linux -- 19 Jul 2020 - Why should you become anonymous? And how can you even be anonymous on the web? Watch to learn how to use essential anonymity tools to become anonymous on the web. You will learn what it means to be anonymous on the web, how to use essential anonymity tools, and you’ll… ... Read More
AWS Facial Recognition Platform Misidentified Over 100 Politicians As Criminals -- 01 Jul 2020 - Comparitech’s Paul Bischoff found that Amazon’s facial recognition platform misidentified an alarming number of people, and was racially biased. Facial recognition technology is still misidentifying people at an alarming rate – even as it’s being used by police departments to make arrests. In fact, Paul Bischoff, consumer privacy expert with Comparitech,… ... Read More
UK’s NHS gives Amazon free use of health data under Alexa advice deal -- 09 Dec 2019 - Details of contract agreed by the health secretary, Matt Hancock, came to light after FoI request. UK health service will not gain commercial benefit from future Amazon products using its data Amazon has been given free access to healthcare information collected by the NHS as part of a contract with… ... Read More
DHS wants to expand airport face recognition scans to include US citizens -- 04 Dec 2019 - Homeland Security wants to expand facial recognition checks for travelers arriving to and departing from the U.S. to also include citizens, which had previously been exempt from the mandatory checks. In a filing, the department has proposed that all travelers, and not just foreign nationals or visitors, will have to… ... Read More
MIT Deepfake Shows Nixon Sadly Saying the Moon Astronauts Died -- 26 Nov 2019 - The heart of MIT's "In Event of Moon Disaster" film installation uses a deep fake video to depict an alternate version of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. (Courtesy Francesca Panetta) In the event that Apollo 11 — the NASA mission that sent Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the… ... Read More
Beyond 3nm: The END of Silicon & The Future of Computing -- 22 Nov 2019 - We are finally getting to the end of progression in silicon technology. What will replace silicon? This video covers some of the potentials of future computing architecture. Liquid Transistor (Gallium & Iridium) Nanomagenetics (Vortex Domain Wall Structures) Light (Optical) Computing - Surface Plamons Quantum Computing (Superposition Calculations) Alternative Materials to… ... Read More
Study Finds ‘Fake News’ Has Real Cost: $78 Billion -- 22 Nov 2019 - Cybersecurity company CHEQ conducted research with the University of Baltimore, which found that the epidemic of online fake news now costs the global economy $78 billion annually. The report, which analyzes the direct economic cost from fake news, also estimates fake news has contributed a loss in stock market value… ... Read More
US, Montenegro Plot Cyber Warfare Ahead of 2020 Elections -- 20 Nov 2019 - A guard stands at the entrance of the Montenegrin Defense Ministry in Montenegro's capital Podgorica Nov. 11. Deployed inside the sprawling communist-era army command headquarters in Montenegro's capital, a group of elite U.S. military cyberexperts are plotting strategy in a fight against potential Russian and other cyberattacks ahead of the… ... Read More
CCTV: die bestüberwachten Städte Europas -- 05 Sep 2019 - von Mathias Brandt on 05.09.2019 Berlin wird laut einer Erhebung von Comparitech durch fast 40.000 Kameras überwacht - das sind etwa 11,2 Kameras pro 1.000 Einwohner. Damit liegt die Bundeshauptstadt auf Platz 2 im Ranking der bestüberwachten Städte Europas; weltweit liegt Deutschlands größte Stadt auf Platz 19. Im Vergleich mit London… ... Read More
2019 – What Happens In One (1) Internet Minute -- 21 Aug 2019 -   found on LinkedIn       ... Read More
Wem gehört der DAX? -- 14 Aug 2019 - Wem gehört der Dax? Eine Teilantwort liefert die Deutsche Bank: Der frühere UBS-Vorstand Jürg Zeltner soll in ihren Aufsichtsrat einziehen. Der Name klingt deutsch, der Mann ist Schweizer – vertreten wird er die Interessen von Katar. Zeltner ist ein Vertrauter der katarischen Herrscherfamilie Al Thani. Katars ehemaliger Emir Hamad bin Khalifa und sein Cousin Hamad bin Jassim halten jeweils drei bis fünf Prozent. Sie… ... Read More
Global Top 10 best cities to live and work in: 3 of those are in Germany -- 08 Aug 2019 - von Frauke Suhr Gleich drei Städte in Deutschland zählen zu den Top zehn der lebenswertesten Städten der Welt. - In einem aktuellen Ranking hat das Unternehmen Kisi Metropolen weltweit nach der besten Work-Life-Balance bewertet. Zu den Faktoren zählten sowohl harte Daten wie die Arbeitslosenquote, die Anzahl der wöchentlichen Arbeitsstunden, die… ... Read More
Hong Kong Protesters Use Lasers to Block Facial Recognition Tech -- 08 Aug 2019 - August 2nd 19 - Kristin Houser - Filed Under: Artificial Intelligence Laser Focused Since early June, an estimated 1 million people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong to protest a bill that would allow extraditions to China. To avoid identification, many of the Hong Kong protesters cover their… ... Read More
The Pentagon is testing powerful mass-surveillance balloons 65,000 feet above six US states -- 06 Aug 2019 - By Lila MacLellan August 3, 2019 Americans are still coming to terms with all the ways they’re being watched by phones and smart home devices with a front seat to their daily lives. But there’s an incoming threat to privacy that looms high above: Camera-outfitted mass-surveillance balloons that can capture… ... Read More
The BORG – Made In Tokyo & Berlin: Human Organs Grown On Animals -- 01 Aug 2019 - Rattenembryo nach 15,5 Tagen: Die Forschung soll eines Tages Patienten helfen, die auf ein Spenderorgan warten. DONNERSTAG, 1. AUGUST 2019 | BERLINER MORGENPOST click on each article for higher resolution English articles: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02275-3 https://futurism.com/the-byte/japanese-scientist-human-organs-animal-embryos       ... Read More
The inside story of MCAS: How Boeing’s 737 MAX system gained power and lost safeguards -- 27 Jul 2019 - An angle-of-attack sensor can be seen at far right, near the nose of a 737 MAX at Boeing Field in Seattle. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times) Uncritical adherence to processes and procedures allows diffusion of responsibility, where many contribute to the problem, but no one is responsible. “It was… ... Read More
An AI “Vaccine” Can Block Adversarial Attacks -- 21 Jun 2019 - Virtual Vaccine For as smart as artificial intelligence systems seem to get, they’re still easily confused by hackers who launch so-called adversarial attacks — cyberattacks that trick algorithms into misinterpreting their training data, sometimes to disastrous ends. In order to bolster AI’s defenses from these dangerous hacks, scientists at the Australian research… ... Read More
275 KI-Startups in Deutschland im Überblick -- 17 Jun 2019 - 275 Startups mit künstlicher Intelligenz (KI) als Kernelement des Geschäftsmodells haben die Analysten von Appanion Labs in Deutschland gezählt. Der mit Abstand bedeutendste KI-Standort ist Berlin mit 102 Startups gefolgt von München (50) und Hamburg (17). Etwas mehr als ein Drittel der Neugründungen haben keinen Branchenfokus, sondern bieten Lösungen für… ... Read More
USMC: Marines want their phones and tablets to handle classified data -- 23 May 2019 - The Marine Common Handheld program will provide secure mobile computing at the tactical edge. (Lance Cpl. Harrison C. Rakhshani/Marine Corps)   The Marine Corps has selected several companies to bid on task orders that will allow warfighters to transmit secure on-the-move command-and-control and situational awareness data, including sending classified information… ... Read More
The Gravity of Space-X’s 12,000 Satellites in 3 Layers -- 22 May 2019 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho36aufooAU   24 MAY 2019 Backgrounder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTDwXooAvgk   Blast-Off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-tC7njLArs   Deployed:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KujiMxKomZ0   Spotted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytUygPqjXEc   Landing of the rocket (3rd use) afterwards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2wbTRw3zUo       ... Read More
Power Point presentations should be forbidden at meetings – tell a story instead -- 17 May 2019 - ethos, logos, and pathos the three key elements to persuade Jeff Bezos is prohibited from using Power Point presentations at meetings, as he considers them a waste of time. However, the alternative method by which he has replaced them is most useful and effective. Do you want to know what… ... Read More
What is China’s SKYNET (yes: it is what you think it is) -- 10 May 2019 - UPDATED 15 JUN 2020 (scroll to the bottom) What is “Skynet”: China’s massive video surveillance network Skynet is the Chinese government’s video surveillance system, which it claims is for tracking criminals. Under the project, more than 20 million cameras have been set up in public spaces across the country. It’s… ... Read More
Reality Mining: China’s “three-dimensional portrait and integrated data doors” vacuum up MAC addresses, IMEI numbers, and more -- 10 May 2019 - These data doors include facial recognition sensors, ID scanners and sensors for collecting electronic device information. At the Aq Mosque in Urumqi, 2018.   Surveillance China’s ‘data doors’ scoop up information straight from your phone The security screeners scan more than your face, picking up MAC addresses and IMEI numbers… ... Read More
Public Beta: Google’s Scalable 100+ PetaFLOP Supercomputers For Machine Learning: Cloud Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) Pods -- 10 May 2019 - (a full Cloud TPU v3 Pod -- right-click to "view image" in full size)   To accelerate the largest-scale machine learning (ML) applications deployed today and enable rapid development of the ML applications of tomorrow, Google created custom silicon chips called Tensor Processing Units (TPUs). When assembled into multi-rack ML… ... Read More
Large-Scale “BOLD5000” MRI Dataset Bridges Human Vision And Machine Learning -- 09 May 2019 - Improving computer vision was an important part of the BOLD5000 project from its onset. Senior author Elissa Aminoff, then a post-doctoral fellow in CMU’s Psychology Department and now an assistant professor of psychology at Fordham, initiated this research direction with co-author Abhinav Gupta, an associate professor in the Robotics Institute.… ... Read More
Alibaba-backed, Chinese Gov-supporting facial recognition AI startup Megvii raises $750 million -- 09 May 2019 - One of China’s most ambitious artificial intelligence startups, Megvii, more commonly known for its facial recognition brand Face++, announced Wednesday that it has raised $750 million in a Series E funding round. Founded by three graduates from the prestigious Tsinghua University in China, the eight-year-old company specializes in applying its… ... Read More
New report explains how China thinks about information warfare -- 07 May 2019 - The Chinese military has established a Network Systems Department, responsible for information warfare.   The Department of Defense’s annual report on China’s military and security developments provides new details about how China’s military organizes its information warfare enterprise, an area that has been of particular interest to U.S. military leaders.… ... Read More
Security lapse exposed a Chinese smart city surveillance system -- 06 May 2019 - "The Ministry of Love (Newspeak: Miniluv) - interior ministry. It enforces loyalty to Big Brother through fear, buttressed through a massive apparatus of security and repression, as well as systematic brainwashing." Wikipedia description re: Orwell 1984 Thousands of facial recognition scans were matched against Chinese police records Smart cities are… ... Read More
“Amazing” AI Generates Entire Bodies of People Who Don’t Exist -- 01 May 2019 - (I am amused ... 11 years after the fact it hits the mainstream :yahoo: ) The algorithm whips up photorealistic models and outfits from scratch. Embodied AI A new deep learning algorithm can generate high-resolution, photorealistic images of people — faces, hair, outfits, and all — from scratch. The AI-generated… ... Read More
Walmart unveils a camera-powered AI store of the future, now open to the public -- 29 Apr 2019 - [please don't get the idea I endorse this concept just by making a record of the news on here -- TJACK]   Walmart this morning unveiled a new “store of the future” and test grounds for emerging technologies, including AI-enabled cameras and interactive displays. The store, a working concept called… ... Read More
The Alienware Area-51m is a full-fledged desktop disguised as a laptop -- 05 Apr 2019 - The ‘world’s most powerful gaming laptop’ wants to bring user-replaceable processors, graphics cards, storage, and RAM to portable computers By Chaim Gartenberg - @cgartenberg Jan 8, 2019 Alienware needed to fix the gaming laptop. Today’s laptops aren’t broken, per se — they’re thinner, lighter, and more powerful than ever before.… ... Read More
Invisible 3D objects can be felt thanks to haptic holograms -- 01 Apr 2019 - Haptic technologies are big business these days, and joining the burgeoning scene is a team of researchers from Bristol University, who've found a way to create invisible "three-dimensional haptic shapes in mid-air using focused ultrasound".   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaoO5cY1aHk   "What we aim to do is give you the feeling of touch… ... Read More
Rules of Machine Learning: Best Practices for ML Engineering -- 01 Apr 2019 - Martin Zinkevich This document is intended to help those with a basic knowledge of machine learning get the benefit of Google's best practices in machine learning. It presents a style for machine learning, similar to the Google C++ Style Guide and other popular guides to practical programming. If you have… ... Read More
MIT Develops Algorithm to Accelerate Neural Network Evaluation by 200x -- 01 Apr 2019 - By Joel Hruska on March 22, 2019 Neural networks have been a hot topic of late, but evaluating the most efficient way to build one for processing a given stack of data is still an arduous affair. Designing systems that can use algorithms to build themselves in the most optimal… ... Read More
The 3 types of AI: Narrow (ANI), General (AGI), and Super (ASI) -- 01 Apr 2019 - by Mitchell Tweedie, Oct 23rd, 2017 Artificial intelligence (abbreviated: AI or A.I.) is mainstream. It’s how Google ranks pages, Amazon knows what we like, bots like Siri chat, and computers play Chess and Go. The AI landscape is crowded, so, how do we make sense of everything. How do we… ... Read More
The Dawn of the Deep Tech Ecosystem – Mehr Licht auf die Startups im Maschinenraum -- 18 Mar 2019 - March 14, 201914 MAR 2019 -- by Massimo Portincaso, Arnaud de la Tour, and Philippe Soussan Deep technologies — novel technologies that offer significant advances over those currently in use — are attracting an unprecedented amount of interest and activity. The aggregate global private investment in seven deep tech categories… ... Read More
Solar Power Stations In Space – Sending Energy To Earth -- 21 Feb 2019 - Plans for first Chinese solar power station in space revealed By Kirsty Needham - February 15, 2019 - The Sydney Morning Herald Beijing: China is taking its renewable energy push to new heights, with scientists revealing plans to build the first solar power station in space. A solar power station… ... Read More
Das sind die häufigsten Deal Breaker mit VCs -- 11 Feb 2019 - by Jan Schnedler - 08 FEB 2019 Im schlimmsten Fall kann einer dieser Punkte ausreichen, damit ein Investor sich gegen die Finanzierung eines Startups entscheidet. Werden mehrere dieser Punkte erfüllt, wird es für Startups bei professionellen Investoren sehr schwer, eine Finanzierung zu erhalten. In meiner langjährigen Startup-Beratung haben sich einige… ... Read More
Podcasts schlagen Tageszeitungen -- 05 Feb 2019 -   Im neuen „Spiegel“ findet sich ein Interview mit „New York Times“-Verleger Arthur Gregg Sulzberger und darin fallen bemerkenswerte Sätze: "Wir haben viele Jahre geglaubt, Podcasts funktionierten nicht. Wir hatten es versucht und es hat nicht funktioniert. Unser Podcast damals bestand aus einem Reporter, der die Titelseite vorlas. Im Januar… ... Read More
ExoWarfare done miserably: “Internet Research Agency” (IRA) Russia – Human Trolls -- 18 Dec 2018 - Internet Research Agency Die Bilanz der "Trollfabrik" von Mathias Brandt - 18.12.2018 Die Internet Research Agency (IRA) ist ein Unternehmen aus Sankt Petersburg, dass als "Trollfabrik" der russischen Regierung gilt. Eine aktuellen Studie des an der Oxford-Universität angesiedelten Computational Propaganda Research Projects (COMPROP) zufolge haben die Propaganda-Experten der IRA während… ... Read More
R&D Spending Per Country -- 17 Dec 2018 - (right-click and select "view image" to see the full size)       ... Read More
DARPA Cortical Modem Connects Brain Directly To Computer: Direct Neural Interface (DNI) Chip -- 26 Nov 2018 - DARPA's cortical modem implant could restore sight loss and provide eyes with a heads-up display   DARPA Cortical Modem connects brain directly to computer for 'electronic telepathy and telekinesis' A brain-computer interface has been developed by the US Defence Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that is capable of laying a heads-up… ... Read More
DARPA Announces 2019 AI Colloquium on March 6-7, 2019 in Alexandria, VA -- 18 Nov 2018 - Scientific defense community to convene and learn about agency’s robust R&D efforts in artificial intelligence outreach@darpa.mil 11/16/2018 Throughout DARPA’s history, artificial intelligence (AI) has been an important area of groundbreaking research and development (R&D). In the 1960s, DARPA researchers completed some of the foundational work in the field, leading to… ... Read More
Künstliche Intelligenz bedroht Google’s und Facebook’s Geschäftsmodelle -- 12 Nov 2018 - "Quantum AI Supremacy" & "Distributed, Portable AI" Experten glauben, dass Google und facebook eine Entwicklung der Technologie unterschätzen. Und die könnte die Stellung der Konzerne trotz massiver Investitionen stark bedrohen.   Google, Facebook und Co. könnten zu den Dinosauriern des Zeitalters der künstlichen Intelligenz werden. „Das Rennen um die Vormachtstellung… ... Read More
Berlin Science Week & Helmholtz Horizons Symposium 1. to 10. NOV 2018 -- 29 Oct 2018 - Ab dem 1. November findet für 10 Tage die Berlin Science Week vom 1.11. bis 10.11. statt: "BERLIN SCIENCE WEEK 1-10 NOV 2018 is an international gathering, bringing together people from the world’s most innovative scientific institutions in Berlin. It is dedicated to the dialogue between science and society to… ... Read More
ExoWarfare: DARPA’s New $2 billion “AI NEXT” Initiative – Parallel to $1.7 billion JAIC -- 10 Sep 2018 - Leaders at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced Sept. 7 a $2 billion initiative, known as AI Next, that aims to substantially improve artificial intelligence research. “With AI Next, we are making multiple research investments aimed at transforming computers from specialized tools to partners in problem-solving,” Steven Walker, the… ... Read More
What will top the US Space Force to-do list? -- 30 Aug 2018 - In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Air Force’s Global Positioning System was a continuous target. “Every year [as] we went through the budget cycle the United States Air Force ... tried to kill the GPS program,” Gen. John Hyten, now head of U.S. Strategic Command, said during a… ... Read More
3 Trends In The Future Of Cyber Conflict -- 30 Aug 2018 - Cyber has become a means for nations and organizations to achieve objectives below the thresholds of conflict. In this new digital warfare domain, traditional conceptions are being flipped on their heads.     Here are three potential trends that could factor into this increasingly dynamic environment, according to Col. Steve… ... Read More
Global Information Security Spending To Exceed $124 Billion In 2019 -- 25 Aug 2018 - Worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach more than $114 billion in 2018, an increase of 12.4 percent from last year, according to the latest forecast from Gartner. In 2019, the market is forecast to grow 8.7 percent to $124 billion. “Security leaders are striving to help… ... Read More
Ever heard of ‘deep fake’ technology? The phony audio and video tech could be used to blackmail troops -- 23 Jul 2018 - On June 7, during a training exercise in the Baltics, four U.S. Army Stryker vehicles driving along a road between Kaunas and Prienai, Lithuania, collided when the lead vehicle braked too hard for a obstacle on the roadway. Not long after the incident, a blog post made to look like… ... Read More