HyperWarfare Blog

To keep a record of relevant news for myself in these four categories,
Cyber/ExoWarfare HyperWarfare Quantum Computing
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Too many people ask me about technical and business insights to give them all a decent, in-depth answer: this way I can refer them here for a lot of that, giving them at least a start on the topic (and as a freebie). I do not offer these posts as e-Mail subscriptions. Of course, all sources are clearly marked and mentioned.


(2018) Dilbert.com on 9/11


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 - 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 said to be able to catch a fugitive… ... 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



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