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Patrick Tucker

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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US Air Force Wants Robots Watching Twitter

July 28, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Asked on Wednesday what he wants out of artificial intelligence, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein recounted a recent visit to the New York offices of Bloomberg, [the media and software company’s] offices in New York. When a Bloomberg technician showed off some proprietary search engine software, the...

Flow of Foreign Fighters to ISIS Stopped, Trump Tactics Working, McGurk Says

July 27, 2017 The flow of foreign fighters trying to join ISIS in Iraq and Syria has stopped completely. “They can’t get in now and the foreign fighters that did get in, they will die in Iraq and Syria” according to the top U.S. official coordinating the international fight against the terrorist organization....

Air Force Wants Robots Watching Twitter

July 27, 2017 Asked on Wednesday what he wants out of artificial intelligence, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein recounted a recent visit to the New York offices of Bloomberg, [the media and software company’s] offices in New York. When a Bloomberg technician showed off some proprietary search engine software, the...

US Air Force Wants Robots Watching Twitter

July 26, 2017 Asked on Wednesday what he wants out of artificial intelligence, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein recounted a recent visit to the New York offices of Bloomberg, [the media and software company’s] offices in New York. When a Bloomberg technician showed off some proprietary search engine software, the...

Forget Radio Silence. Tomorrow’s Soldiers Will Move Under Cover of Electronic Noise

July 25, 2017 Future soldiers will go into battle with their favorite phones, loaded with communications apps, drone steering programs, even offensive cyber weapons — although permission to use specific software and ad-hoc hardware will depend on missions, roles, and ranks. And they’ll move under an invisible shield of electronic noise and decoy...

3D-Printed Gun Designs Are Selling for $12 on the Dark Web

July 21, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the darker corners of the Internet where search engines cannot go, black markets offer pistols, machine guns, even explosives — and most worrisome to security researchers, computer aided design, or CAD, files for 3D-printed guns. A new report from RAND looked at 811 weapons listings on a dozen dark-web...

3D-Printed Gun Designs Are Selling for $12 on the Dark Web

July 20, 2017 In the darker corners of the Internet where search engines cannot go, black markets offer pistols, machine guns, even explosives — and most worrisome to security researchers, computer aided design, or CAD, files for 3D-printed guns. A new report from RAND looked at 811 weapons listings on a dozen dark-web...

The Army Seeks Internet-of-Battlefield-Things, Distributed Bot Swarms

July 19, 2017 The Army Research Lab is turning more of its attention to fighting land wars against far more technologically sophisticated adversaries than it has in the past several decades. In the coming months, the Lab will fund new programs related to highly (but not fully) autonomous drones and robots that can...

Facial Recognition Coming to Police Body Cameras

July 19, 2017 Even if the cop who pulls you over doesn’t recognize you, the body camera on his chest eventually just might. Device-maker Motorola will work with artificial intelligence software startup Neurala to build “real-time learning for a person of interest search” on products such as the Si500 body camera for police,...

US Army Seeks Internet-of-Battlefield-Things, Distributed Bot Swarms

July 18, 2017 The Army Research Lab is turning more of its attention to fighting land wars against far more technologically sophisticated adversaries than it has in the past several decades. In the coming months, the Lab will fund new programs related to highly (but not fully) autonomous drones and robots that can...