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Lincoln Laboratory establishes Biotechnology and Human Systems Division

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory has established a new research and development division, the Biotechnology and Human Systems Division. The division will address emerging threats to both national security and humanity. Research and development will encompass advanced technologies and systems for improving chemical and biological defense, human health and performance, and global resilience to climate change, conflict, and disasters. "We strongly believe that research and development in biology, biomedical systems, biological defense, and human systems is a critically important part of national and global security. The new division will focus on improving human conditions on many fronts," says Eric Evans, Lincoln Laboratory director.


Can an Algorithm Prevent Suicide?

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At a recent visit to the Veterans Affairs clinic in the Bronx, Barry, a decorated Vietnam veteran, learned that he belonged to a very exclusive club. According to a new A.I.-assisted algorithm, he was one of several hundred V.A. patients nationwide, of six million total, deemed at imminent risk of suicide. The news did not take him entirely off guard. Barry, 69, who was badly wounded in the 1968 Tet offensive, had already made two previous attempts on his life. "I don't like this idea of a list, to tell you the truth -- a computer telling me something like this," Barry, a retired postal worker, said in a phone interview.


Rise in Technological Advancements to Drive Military Robot Market - Fatpos Global

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The market size of the military robot market will rise considerably in the coming years owing to improving border surveillance and patrolling. The growth of inefficient border research and growing ISR functions has led to military robot industry propulsion. The robots are for defensive drive purposes and are remotely controlled which can perform dangerous activities making them more efficient than the other tools. The wider market will be influenced by a growing need for advanced monitoring, targeting and information-gathering systems in the military due to the presence of challenging and life-risking activities. Furthermore, the rising need for isolated processes for a long period and technological developments in unused systems worldwide is another factor that significantly increases the growth of the market.



Army-Funded Algorithm Decodes Brain Signals

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A new machine-learning algorithm can successfully determine which specific behaviors--like walking and breathing--belong to which specific brain signal, and it has the potential to help the military maintain a more ready force. At any given time, people perform a myriad of tasks. All of the brain and behavioral signals associated with these tasks mix together to form a complicated web. Until now, this web has been difficult to untangle and translate. But researchers funded by the U.S. Army developed a machine-learning algorithm that can model and decode these signals, according to a Nov. 12 press release.


What is Artificial Intelligence? It's Applications and Importance

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The term artificial intelligence was initially revealed in 1956, yet AI has become more mainstream today on account of expanded data volumes, progressed algorithms, and enhancements in computing power and storage. During the 1960s, the US Department of Defense checked out this kind of work and started training computers to emulate fundamental human reasoning. For instance, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) finished road planning projects during the 1970s. What's more, DARPA created intelligent personal assistants in 2003, some time before Siri, Alexa or Cortana were easily recognized names. Artificial intelligence (AI), is the capacity of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform activities usually connected with smart creatures.


Review: Kinetica analyzes billions of rows in real time

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In 2009, the future founders of Kinetica came up empty when trying to find an existing database that could give the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) at Fort Belvoir (Virginia) the ability to track millions of different signals in real time to evaluate national security threats. So they built a new database from the ground up, centered on massive parallelization combining the power of the GPU and CPU to explore and visualize data in space and time. By 2014 they were attracting other customers, and in 2016 they incorporated as Kinetica. The current version of this database is the heart of Kinetica 7, now expanded in scope to be the Kinetica Active Analytics Platform. The platform combines historical and streaming data analytics, location intelligence, and machine learning in a high-performance, cloud-ready package.


What is Artificial Intelligence? It's Applications and Importance

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BEGIN ARTICLE PREVIEW: The term artificial intelligence was initially revealed in 1956, yet AI has become more mainstream today on account of expanded data volumes, progressed algorithms, and enhancements in computing power and storage. Early AI research during the 1950s explored themes like problem solving and symbolic methods. During the 1960s, the US Department of Defense checked out this kind of work and started training computers to emulate fundamental human reasoning. For instance, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) finished road planning projects during the 1970s. What’s more, DARPA created intelligent personal assistants in 2003, some time before Siri, Alexa or Cortana were easily recognized names. What is Artificial


How AI Can Make Cybersecurity Jobs Less Stressful and More Fulfilling

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Words for health and the human body often make their way into the language we use to describe IT. Computers get viruses; companies manage their security hygiene; incident response teams train on their cyber fitness. Framing IT concepts in terms of health can also be useful when looking at security operations centers (SOCs) and jobs in cybersecurity. For many businesses and other entities today, SOCs are not the healthiest they could be. Jobs in cybersecurity can be stressful and overwhelming due to the volume of alerts.


Fighter aircraft will soon get AI pilots

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CLASSIC DOGFIGHTS, in which two pilots match wits and machines to shoot down their opponent with well-aimed gunfire, are a thing of the past. Guided missiles have seen to that, and the last recorded instance of such duelling was 32 years ago, near the end of the Iran-Iraq war, when an Iranian F-4 Phantom took out an Iraqi Su-22 with its 20mm cannon. But memory lingers, and dogfighting, even of the simulated sort in which the laws of physics are substituted by equations running inside a computer, is reckoned a good test of the aptitude of a pilot in training. And that is also true when the pilot in question is, itself, a computer program. So, when America's Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an adventurous arm of the Pentagon, considered the future of air-to-air combat and the role of artificial intelligence (AI) within that future, it began with basics that Manfred von Richthofen himself might have approved of.