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How Will The Pentagon Create Its AIs? The Algorithmic-Warfare Team Is Charting a Path

July 14, 2017 By year’s end, advanced algorithms will be helping troops in Iraq and Syria hunt through video and still imagery to find ISIStargets — and that’s just the start for AI, said Col. Drew Cukor, who leads the Pentagon team charged with laying out a plan to begin realizing the promise...

US forces aid Somalia raid; Army experimenting with network soldiers in tactical units; ‘A failure of deterrence’ in cyber realm; How the Pentagon will build its AIs; and just a bit more...

July 14, 2017 U.S. and Somali forces attacked an al-Shabab camp in two locations near the country’s south on Thursday, killing “several” militants and freeing another unspecified number of alleged detainees, the Associated Press reports, citing a “senior Somali intelligence official.” U.S. Africa Command told AP, “U.S. forces conducted an ‘advise and assist...

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How Will The Pentagon Create Its AIs? The Algorithmic-Warfare Team Is Charting a Path

July 13, 2017 By year’s end, advanced algorithms will be helping troops in Iraq and Syria hunt through video and still imagery to find ISIS targets — and that’s just the start for AI, said Col. Drew Cukor, who leads the Pentagon team charged with laying out a plan to begin realizing the...

The US Must Fix ‘A Failure of Deterrence’ in Cyber: Panel

July 13, 2017 The United States needs “bold action” to convince the world’s hackers that they can’t work with impunity, says Eric Rosenbach, once a chief of staff to then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter. “There’s been a failure of deterrence,” Rosenbach said Thursday at the Defense One Tech Summit in Washington, D.C. “I think...

How Will The Pentagon Create Its AIs? The Algorithmic-Warfare Team Is Charting a Path

July 13, 2017 By year’s end, advanced algorithms will be helping troops in Iraq and Syria hunt through video and still imagery to find ISIS targets — and that’s just the start for AI, said Col. Drew Cukor, who leads the Pentagon team charged with laying out a plan to begin realizing the...

Tomorrow soldiers; Livestreaming the 2017 Defense One Summit; Extremists are flocking to Libya’s untamed south; Iran’s new ‘upper hand’ in Syria?; Mattis is no fan of a new Space Corps; and a bit more.

July 13, 2017 Happening now: The 2017 Defense One Tech Summit is under way, featuring top technical thinkers in government, academia, Silicon Valley and beyond, discussing how the innovative tech of today will become the game-winning resources of tomorrow. If you can’t be at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., watch the livestream, here....

Trump camp sought Russian dirt on Clinton; Syria’s sort-of ceasefire; China stands up first overseas base; USAF general: ‘We don’t need a Space Corps’; and just a bit more...

July 12, 2017 Emails released by Donald Trump Jr. say he set up a June 2016 meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer after he was told that a Russian official “offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be...

Is ISIS’ chief dead?; Mopping up in Mosul; Air crash kills 15 Marines and 1 Sailor; Today’s best Mattis interview; and a bit more...

July 11, 2017 Is the leader of ISIS dead? Rumors of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s demise have floated around for months, but none were ever confirmed. Now this morning, ISIS-watchers are hanging on the words of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a London-based monitoring group, which says they have “confirmed information from leaders,...

Victory in devastated Mosul; Trump backtracks on Russian cyber cooperation; Fighting intensifies in Libya; China’s robot gunboats; and just a bit more...

July 10, 2017 Iraqi PM Abadi declared “victory” from ISIS in the city of Mosul on state TV Sunday. But what he didn’t say is that the city is fully liberated from the group’s terror, The New York Times noted from Abadi’s trip to the northern city: “...In an acknowledgment that the victory...

Trump, Putin & Syria; The Battle for Mosul, explained; AI that teaches itself; White House retaking reins of war?; and just a bit more...

July 7, 2017 President Trump has a plan to save Syria, and “it relies on Russian troops and a dictator [Syrian President Bashar al-Assad] who Trump said in April had to go,” The Daily Beast reported Thursday. "According to [a] senior [U.S.] official, coordinating with the Russians to ensure that these clashes either...