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The future of government

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This week the World Government Summit took place in Dubai attracting considerable global interest. Though not immediately associated with excitement and anticipation, trends in government are receiving considerable attention. By 2020, 60 percent of the world's population will be living in cities, putting a huge strain on existing government operations. Increasingly it is clear that governments across the board have to overhaul their approach to be more streamlined, effective and dynamic. What had begun as a niche academic reference, "The future of government" is fast becoming a school in itself.


How artificial intelligence is affecting and improving transportation

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Levels of Driving Automation In 2014, SAE International established International Standard J3016, which created an overarching system used to define gradients in automated driving. Grading vehicles on a scale from 0 (no automation) to 5 (high automation), the standard makes a crucial distinction between Level 2 and Level 3, where the car takes on the task of monitoring the environment. Personalization What sets an artificial intelligence vehicle apart from simple autopilot is that AI can – and does – learn. Likewise, Yui can make driving safer and easier by taking increased control of driving functions or engaging tasks to keep the driver's focus up.



China finds a new source of cutting-edge military technology: US startups

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As Washington fiddles, China is investing billions in U.S. startups with cutting-edge products that could have military applications at the same time it is dialing back investments in less critical American industries such as entertainment.


China is investing billions into US startups building cutting-edge products that could have military applications

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Military delegates arrive at the Great Hall of the People for a meeting ahead of Saturday's opening ceremony of the National People's Congress (NPC), in Beijing, China March 4, 2016.


Wanted: Toolsmiths

Communications of the ACM

"As we honor the more mathematical, abstract, and scientific' parts of our subject more, and the practical parts less, we misdirect the young and brilliant minds away from a body of challenging and important problems that are our peculiar domain, depriving these problems of the powerful attacks they deserve."



China Finds a New Source of Cutting-Edge Military Technology: US Startups

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As Washington fiddles, China is investing billions in U.S. startups with cutting-edge products that could have military applications at the same time it is dialing back investments in less critical American industries such as entertainment.


Google Home goes on a defensive rant if you ask it about the CIA

Mashable

Following the Wikileaks March 7 Vault 7 data dump, which allegedly details a host of CIA hacking tools, people have started looking at their internet-connected devices with just a tad bit more skepticism.


Like to Fight? 1977 Soviet Cartoon Predicted Artificial Intelligence Weapons

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The work of Soviet Director Anatoliy Petrov, Polygon is set on a remote island. A military crew is finishing preparations for a weapon testing range, cutting down palm trees, leveling sand, ejecting natives from their homes. As they work, a soldier notes the next closest island is five kilometers away, and the island is far removed from major shipping lanes and airways.