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China Investing in 'Artificial Intelligence' Warfare to Threaten US Military Superiority

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NEW YORK--China is eroding America's military superiority and conventional deterrence through the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) systems in its military strategies, operations, and capabilities, an independent U.S. federal commission warned, adding that the United States needs to step up investment in the technology and apply it to national security missions. China's communist regime has established research and development institutes to advance its military applications of AI. Those institutes are equivalent to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)--a U.S. agency under the Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for military use. Military applications of AI technologies are being developed by Chinese researchers in the areas of "swarming, decision support, and information operations," while the country's defense industry is pursuing the development of "increasingly autonomous weapons systems," an interim report released by The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence said on Nov. 4. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) declared it would be the world leader in AI by 2030, part of its broader strategy to challenge America's military and economic position in Asia, as Beijing also pursues a process of "intelligentization" as a new imperative of its military modernization.


Is China gaining an edge in artificial intelligence?

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"China is betting on AI and investing in AI and deploying AI on a scale no other country is doing," says Abishur Prakash, a futurist and author of books about the effect of artificial intelligence (AI) on geopolitics. As developments in AI accelerate, some in the US fear that the ability of China's powerful central government to marshal data and pour resources into the field will push it ahead. The country has announced billions in funding for start-ups, launched programmes to woo researchers from overseas and streamlined its data policies. It has announced news-reading robots and AI-powered strategy for foreign relations. Perhaps most alarming to the US are its efforts to incorporate it into its military.


Is China gaining an edge in artificial intelligence?

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"China is betting on AI and investing in AI and deploying AI on a scale no other country is doing," says Abishur Prakash, a futurist and author of books about the effect of artificial intelligence (AI) on geopolitics. As developments in AI accelerate, some in the US fear that the ability of China's powerful central government to marshal data and pour resources into the field will push it ahead. The country has announced billions in funding for start-ups, launched programmes to woo researchers from overseas and streamlined its data policies. It has announced news-reading robots and AI-powered strategy for foreign relations. Perhaps most alarming to the US are its efforts to incorporate it into its military.


Election security, Artificial Intelligence among future threats on Pentagon's radar br

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GRAVE NEW WORLD: The U.S. needs to tackle the challenges of adapting artificial intelligence systems for modern warfare, the same way the "titans of industry" transformed Detroit into an "arsenal of democracy" during World War II, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said at a conference hosted by the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence. "Mastering artificial intelligence will require similar vision, ambition and commitment," Esper said. "We need the full force of American intellect and ingenuity working in harmony across the public and private sectors." Artificial Intelligence, sometimes called "machine learning," refers to advanced computer algorithms that can use data to "learn" and therefore make choices without human input. Last week a Pentagon advisory board released proposed guidelines for the ethical deployment of AI-enabled weapons on the battlefield.


The Jobs Robots Can't Do (At Least Not Yet)

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In the age of artificial intelligence, predicting which jobs will fall to automation is as much about what machines can do as it is about what they can't. More than half of all jobs in America -- both blue and white-collar -- are resistant to automation, according to an acclaimed study published in 2013 by two Oxford University researchers. Co-author Carl Benedikt Frey, who directs Oxford's Technology and Employment program, broke down three areas where human intelligence still beats artificial intelligence: perception and manipulation, social intelligence; and creativity. Each type has what Frey calls a "bottleneck," which slows the pace at which certain workforces can be automated. The premise is simple: Technology won't replace human workers if it can't do the job.


I Asked An AI To Write An Article Like I Would And Here's What I Got

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I'm sure you've all read articles about how very soon robots will be coming to take our jobs: self-driving cars taking our driving jobs, self-assembling machines taking our manufacturing jobs, self-eating food taking our restaurant jobs, self-internet surfing AIs taking our office jobs, and so on. I've always thought that I, a noted idiot who babbles about car stuff all day, would be relatively safe from this robotic replacement campaign. There's a new article-writing AI that might prove me wrong, though. The AI system is known as Grover, like Muppets and Presidents, and was developed as a system to detect artificially-generated news stories, when the developers realized the best way to make a fake-news detector was to make a fake-news generator. From what I can tell, the AI does attempt to replicate the style of the website you'd like it to generate a story for, and it appears to even take into account the author.


The surprisingly boring road to self-driving cars – TechCrunch

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At last, it is here! Few new technologies have ever been more anticipated and more predicted than the self-driving car. Anyone who drives cannot help but imagine not having to drive any more. It has been said that they will change our cities, our homes, our commerce, even our fundamental way of life. But at the same time, the actual progress has seemed … well … glacial, to the casual driver's eye.


The surprisingly boring road to self-driving cars – TechCrunch

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At last, it is here! Few new technologies have ever been more anticipated and more predicted than the self-driving car. Anyone who drives cannot help but imagine not having to drive any more. It has been said that they will change our cities, our homes, our commerce, even our fundamental way of life. But at the same time, the actual progress has seemed … well … glacial, to the casual driver's eye.


The World Needs An Operating System Reboot For The AI Era--Led By America

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Just as dawn is breaking on an AI-driven era of unprecedented opportunity, a worldwide recoupling from the American-led strategic and economic architecture is underway. While this is a major shift touching many vital sectors, right now it is most critical in defense technology. This was acutely apparent this summer, as longtime American allies like Turkey forged their own paths with military weapons procurements. In this moment of apparent uncertainty, there is an opportunity to reboot the global "operating system" for global competition in the 21st century. To further draw upon tech-industry parlance, holistic economic and technological development models, and the value chains with which they integrate, are the new geopolitical "killer app" for the coming decades.


Death Stranding Is the Weirdest Game I've Ever Played, and I Loved Every Minute

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Death Stranding is a video game about America, death, and high speed package delivery. Towards the end of the game, I was running medical supplies from one city to another. I had a truck, which made things easier, but the terrain was rocky. I tried to drive the truck down a cliff and over a river, but I miscalculated and got stuck on some rocks. I hauled myself out of the driver's seat, sighed, and unloaded the cargo, strapping it to my back.