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Patrick Tucker is technology editor for Defense One. He’s also the author of The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move? (Current, 2014). Previously, Tucker was deputy editor for The Futurist for nine years. Tucker has written about emerging technology in Slate, The Sun, MIT Technology Review, Wilson Quarterly, The American Legion Magazine, BBC News Magazine, Utne Reader, and elsewhere.
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DOD Science Board Recommends 'Immediate Action' to Counter Enemy AI

2:30 PM ET FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Science Board’s much-anticipated “Autonomy” study sees promise and peril in the years ahead. The good news: autonomy, artificial intelligence and machine learning could revolutionize the way the military spies on enemies, defends its troops, or speeds its supplies to the front lines. The bad news: AI in commercial...

Pentagon Science Board Recommends “Immediate Action” to Counter Enemy AI

9:47 AM ET The Defense Science Board’s much-anticipated “Autonomy” study sees promise and peril in the years ahead. The good news: autonomy, artificial intelligence, and machine learning could revolutionize the way the military spies on enemies, defends its troops, or speeds its supplies to the front lines. The bad news: AI in commercial...

DOD Science Board Recommends “Immediate Action” to Counter Enemy AI

August 25, 2016 The Defense Science Board’s much-anticipated “Autonomy” study sees promise and peril in the years ahead. The good news: autonomy, artificial intelligence, and machine learning could revolutionize the way the military spies on enemies, defends its troops, or speeds its supplies to the front lines. The bad news: AI in commercial...

Boeing Wants to Patent a Fire-Fighting Howitzer Round

August 23, 2016 The best way to fight fires may just be to shoot them. Boeing — better known for making aircraft than ammunition — has applied for a patent for a firefighting artillery shell. Dropping fire suppressant material out of planes and helicopters is still relatively inefficient, albeit safer and faster than...

Iraq Builds Armed Robot to Fight ISIS

August 23, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Iraqi security forces are prepping an armed robot for combat with ISIS forces, according to the Baghdad Post. A video posted with the story shows off a wheeled vehicle about the size of a small car. Loosely dubbed Alrobot—Arabic for robot—it has four cameras, an automatic machine gun and a...

Two Iraqi Guys Built an Armed Robot to Fight ISIS

August 22, 2016 Iraqi security forces are prepping an armed robot for combat with ISIS forces, according to the Baghdad Post. A video posted with the story shows off a wheeled vehicle about the size of a small car. Loosely dubbed Alrobot -- Arabic for robot -- it has four cameras, an automatic...

Twitter Suspends Another 235,000 Accounts Promoting Terrorism

August 19, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Twitter has doubled its efforts to purge extremist content from its site since April, bringing the total number of accounts suspended to 360,000 since the middle of 2015, the company announced Thursday in a blog post. That should greatly reduce the Islamic State’s ability to reach out to potential followers...

Twitter Suspends Another 235,000 Accounts Promoting Terrorism

August 18, 2016 Twitter has doubled its efforts to purge extremist content from its site since April, bringing the total number of accounts suspended to 360,000 since the middle of 2015, the company announced Thursday in a blog post. That should greatly reduce the Islamic State’s ability to reach out to potential followers...

Navy Pilots Describe How the F-35's Brains Will Change Air Warfare

August 17, 2016 ABOARD THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON – Navy pilots say piloting the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter on to the flight deck of U.S. aircraft carrier is almost like flying a plane that flies itself. The software aboard the new fighter could enable the military to train pilots faster and, in the...

Naval Aviators Describe How the F-35's Brains Will Change Air Warfare

August 16, 2016 ABOARD THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON – Naval aviators say guiding the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter onto the flight deck of U.S. aircraft carrier is almost like flying a plane that flies itself. The new plane's software is meant to allow the military to train pilots faster and, in war, fly...

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