How APIs Can Reshape the Defense Department Enterprise

By leveraging APIs, Defense stands to realize substantial increases in productivity and reductions in costs.

A Popular Algorithm Is No Better at Predicting Crimes Than Random People

The COMPAS tool is widely used to assess a defendant’s risk of committing more crimes, but a new study puts its usefulness into perspective.

Google To Build 3 Undersea Internet Cables

The company hopes to create more reliable connectivity for international customers.

IARPA Wants to Use Machine Learning to Help Prevent Terrorist Attacks

Automated video monitoring could also help detect threats more efficiently than human operators.

Apple’s iCloud Service in China Will Be Managed by a Data Firm Started by the Government

With so much of its business—both in sales and manufacturing—in China, Apple has stay on Beijing’s good side.

How the (Likely) Next NSA/CYBERCOM Chief Wants to Enlist AI

A look at Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone’s public statements about artificial intelligence, offense, and defense.

We Should Raise AIs Like Parents, Not Programmers—Or They’ll Turn Into Terrible Toddlers

At its core, creating a safe AI is not that different than raising a decent human.

IG Calls Out Homeland Security for ‘Questionable’ Spending Data

Auditors said more than 60 percent of transactions had errors, but Homeland Security officials disagree.

The Pentagon’s New Artificial Intelligence Is Already Hunting Terrorists

After less than eight months of development, the algorithms are helping intel analysts exploit drone video over the battlefield.

Facebook Is Giving the US Government More and More Data

The company has been providing data when requested by governments since 2013.

Legal Specialists Defend GSA's Handover of Transition Emails to Mueller Probe

Letter from Trump counsel claiming that the transition emails were private and privileged largely seen as a political move.

NASA Gets Help From Google to Find Alien Planet

Machine learning is helping to unlock the secrets of outer space.

Threading a City With Gunfire Sensors Might Not Make It Any Safer

Amid record-breaking gun violence, Chicago’s police are expanding the use of an innovative technology—with little evidence that it helps.