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Two Koreas speed up drone race after unprecedented incursions

The Japan Times

As the two Koreas near the anniversary of the start of their conflict in 1950, both sides are pouring money into drone programs to bolster their militaries along a border dubbed "the Cold War's last frontier." South Korea's cabinet this week approved plans for a new drone command to be set up by the military around September to provide what the government called an "overwhelming response" to any provocations by North Korea's unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. North Korea appears to have started testing a new large drone at its Panghyon airbase, NK News reported last week based on satellite images. The aircraft was the largest it has seen to date, with an estimated wingspan of about 115 feet (35 meters), bigger than the 65-foot drone spotted at the airbase earlier this month, it said. This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

It's time to talk about the real AI risks

MIT Technology Review

Unsurprisingly, everyone was talking about AI and the recent rush to deploy large language models. Ahead of the conference, the United Nations put out a statement, encouraging RightsCon attendees to focus on AI oversight and transparency. I was surprised, however, by how different the conversations about the risks of generative AI were at RightsCon from all the warnings from big Silicon Valley voices that I've been reading in the news. Throughout the last few weeks, tech luminaries like OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, ex-Googler Geoff Hinton, top AI researcher Yoshua Bengio, Elon Musk, and many others have been calling for regulation and urgent action to address the "existential risks"--even including extinction--that AI poses to humanity. Certainly, the rapid deployment of large language models without risk assessments, disclosures about training data and processes, or seemingly much attention paid to how the tech could be misused is concerning.

North Korea conducts another underwater nuclear drone test

The Japan Times

Seoul – North Korea has conducted another test of a nuclear-capable underwater attack drone, its state media reported Saturday, the latest demonstration of its military capabilities as it faces off against the United States and South Korea. North Korea tested a nuclear-capable unmanned underwater attack weapon called the Haeil-2 from Tuesday to Friday, state media reported, more than a week after it disclosed a new underwater drone called Haeil-1, which translates as "tsunami." The North's official Korean Central News Agency said that during the underwater strategic weapon system test the drone cruised 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) for 71 hours and 6 minutes and successfully hit a simulated target. This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software. Please add and to your list of allowed sites.

N Korea says tested another underwater nuclear attack 'drone'

Al Jazeera

North Korea has conducted another test of a nuclear-capable underwater attack drone, according to state media. The country tested the so-called Haeil-2 more than a week after it disclosed a new underwater drone system dubbed Haeil-1, which translates to "tsunami" in Korean, and is designed to undertake sneak attacks in enemy waters. Analysts are sceptical about whether the underwater vehicle is ready for deployment but say North Korea is eager to display its diverse weaponry against the United States and South Korea, which have been conducting large-scale military exercises in recent weeks. The latest test took place from April 4 to April 7, state media KCNA reported on Saturday. "The underwater nuclear attack drone Haeil-2 … cruised 1,000km [621 miles] of simulated underwater distance," the agency said, adding that the test warhead was also detonated.

Forecasting Future World Events with Neural Networks Supplementary Material

Neural Information Processing Systems

In Figure 2, we show the adaptive binning calibration curve for crowd forecasts on all resolved true/false questions by plotting the fraction of positives against the model's predicted probability for the positive class. Additionally, we can compare the calibration of our static and temporal models to crowd performance on the resolved test set. Treating true/false questions as two-class classification problems and combining them with multiple-choice questions, we calculate adaptive binning calibration error with a bin size of 50 samples. By leveraging crowd predictions in our FiD Temporal models, we reduce the calibration error to 17%, showing potential for improvements. The FiD Temporal model uses three separate linear heads after its hidden state outputs to answer each type of questions (true/false, multiple-choice, and numerical). In particular, the multiple-choice head has 12 outputs which is the maximum number of choices in the training set.

North Korea says it tested new nuclear-capable underwater attack drone

The Japan Times

SEOUL – North Korea has tested a new nuclear-capable underwater attack drone that can generate a radioactive tsunami, state media reported on Friday, as it blamed joint military drills by South Korea and the U.S. for raising tensions in the region. During the drill, the new North Korean drone cruised underwater at a depth of 80 to 150 meters for over 59 hours and detonated in waters off its east coast on Thursday, North Korean state news agency KCNA said. Dubbed Haeil, or tsunami, the drone system is intended to make sneak attacks in enemy waters and destroy naval striker groups and major operational ports by making a superscale radioactive wave through an underwater explosion, the KCNA said. This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software. Please add and to your list of allowed sites.

N Korea tests new underwater nuclear attack 'drone': State media

Al Jazeera

North Korea has tested a new underwater nuclear-capable attack drone designed to unleash a "radioactive tsunami" that would destroy enemy naval vessels and ports, state media has reported. During a military exercise conducted this week under the guidance of the country's leader Kim Jong Un, North Korea's military deployed and test-fired the new weapons system, the mission of which was to test the ability to set off a "super-scale" destructive blast and wave, the country's state news agency KCNA said on Friday. "This nuclear underwater attack drone can be deployed at any coast and port or towed by a surface ship for operation," KCNA said. The news agency said that during the exercise, the drone was put in the water off South Hamgyong province on Tuesday and cruised underwater for 59 hours and 12 minutes, at a depth of some 80 to 150 metres (260 to 490 feet), before detonating in waters off its east coast on Thursday. KCNA did not elaborate on the drone's nuclear capabilities.

North Korea claims it tested 'nuclear underwater attack drone' amid joint U.S.-South Korea military drills

FOX News

Gen. Pat Ryder told reporters Thursday that deterrence of North Korea "continues to work," hours after the Kim regime launched another intercontinental ballistic missile. North Korea claimed on Friday morning that it tested a "nuclear underwater attack drone" this week amid joint U.S. and South Korean military drills, according to state media outlet Korean Central News Agency. The new underwater weapon is designed to "stealthily infiltrate into operational waters" and target naval striker groups and enemy ports, North Korea claimed. "This nuclear underwater attack drone can be deployed at any coast and port or towed by a surface ship for operation," KCNA said in a statement. A test warhead exploded in the waters off Hongwon Bay on Thursday afternoon, North Korea claimed.

North and South Korea violated armistice with drones: UN Command

Al Jazeera

North Korea and South Korea violated the armistice that governs their shared border by sending drones into each other's airspace in December, the US-led United Nations Command says. Five North Korean drones crossed into the South on December 26, prompting South Korea's military to scramble fighter jets and helicopters as well as send surveillance aircraft into the North to photograph its military installations. The UN Command, which has helped oversee the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas since an armistice ended fighting in the 1950-1953 Korean War, said on Thursday that it had conducted a special investigation of the airspace incursions to determine whether there were any violations of the ceasefire. The drone incursions by the two countries constituted violations, but South Korea's efforts to shoot down the drones in its airspace did not violate the armistice, the UN Command said in a statement. Seoul and Pyongyang remain technically at war because no permanent peace treaty has ever been reached to end the Korean War.

Defensive vs. offensive AI: Why security teams are losing the AI war


Check out all the on-demand sessions from the Intelligent Security Summit here. Weaponizing artificial intelligence (AI) to attack understaffed enterprises that lack AI and machine learning (ML) expertise is giving bad actors the edge in the ongoing AI cyberwar. Innovating at faster speeds than the most efficient enterprise, capable of recruiting talent to create new malware and test attack techniques, and using AI to alter attack strategies in real time, threat actors have a significant advantage over most enterprises. "AI is already being used by criminals to overcome some of the world's cybersecurity measures," warns Johan Gerber, executive vice president of security and cyber innovation at MasterCard. "But AI has to be part of our future, of how we attack and address cybersecurity."