Harry Kazianis: Trump wise to avoid a devastating war with Iran in wake of attack on Saudi Arabia

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There's an old saying that wars are easy to get into but hard to get out of. President Trump understands this, which is why he wisely resisted the temptation to launch a military strike against Iran after that nation launched a missile and drone attack last week against Saudi Arabian oil facilities. When he was running for president, Trump promised the American people he would not jump into endless conflicts in the greater Middle East, where thousands of members of the U.S. military have been killed and wounded in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Fighting began in 2001 in Afghanistan and 2003 in Iraq and still continues in both countries. U.S. forces have also fought on a smaller scale in Syria to strike at terrorist targets.

DOE Establishes Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office – tEDmag


U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the establishment of the DOE Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office (AITO). The Secretary has established the office to serve as the coordinating hub for the work being done across the DOE enterprise in Artificial Intelligence. This action has been taken as part of the President's call for a national AI strategy to ensure AI technologies are developed to positively impact the lives of Americans. DOE-fueled AI is already being used to strengthen our national security and cybersecurity, improve grid resilience, increase environmental sustainability, enable smarter cities, improve water resource management, as well as speed the discovery of new materials and compounds, and further the understanding, prediction, and treatment of disease. DOE's National Labs are home to four of the top ten fastest supercomputers in the world, and we're currently building three next-generation, exascale machines, which will be even faster and more AI-capable computers.

Indian Army set to release AI blueprint soon


In an attempt to match capabilities of adversaries like China, the Indian Army is set to release a blueprint on the setting up of an artificial intelligence system that will reduce human errors and over-dependence on manpower. The AI will be integrated so as to advance surveillance and help mobilise troops quicker, since the army is currently dependent only upon foot patrols in difficult terrains, such as the Chinese frontier. To this end, a seminar is being conducted by the Jaipur-based South Western Command of the Indian Army at Hisar to explore AI based defence applications with experts and industry representatives. It is also intended to be an opportunity to discuss research and development for futuristic weapon platforms.

Army wants AI in big way to boost combat lethality India News - Times of India


The South Western Command will be holding a two-day brain-storming session with top military officers, scientists and IT experts on "AI in mechanised (tanks and infantry combat vehicles) warfare" at Hissar next week Rajnath Singh is likely to announce "25 defence-specific AI products" that will be developed by 2024 The South Western Command will be holding a two-day brain-storming session with top military officers, scientists and IT experts on "AI in mechanised (tanks and infantry combat vehicles) warfare" at Hissar next week Rajnath Singh is likely to announce "25 defence-specific AI products" that will be developed by 2024 NEW DELHI: The Army now wants to harness the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to bolster its combat lethality and survivability, even as the 13-lakh force is testing its new integrated battle groups (IBGs) geared towards mobilising fast and striking hard across the borders. With China taking huge strides in the ongoing global race to develop AI-powered weapon and surveillance systems for futuristic wars, with a special focus on developing lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS), India obviously does not want to miss the bus. "China is employing AI (basically simulation of human intelligence processes by computers) in the defence arena in a big way. But we can catch up because we have the required IT (information technology) brains in India. Our aim is to examine how AI can help us become more lethal and effective in our war-fighting in a flexible and dynamic battlefield," said South Western Command (SWC) chief Lt-General Alok Kler, speaking to TOI on Friday.

CyberSecurity: Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence Actionable Intelligence


Overview The goal of artificial intelligence is to enable the development of computers to do things normally done by people -- in particular, things associated with people acting intelligently. In the case of cybersecurity, its most practical application has been automating human intensive tasks to keep pace with attackers! Progressive organizations have begun using artificial intelligence in cybersecurity applications to defend against attackers. However, on it's own, artificial intelligence is best designed to identify "what is wrong." What today's enterprise needs to know is not only "what is wrong" in the face of a breach, but to understand "why it's wrong" and "how to fix it!"

Anomaly Detection with Unsupervised AI in MixMode: Why Threat Intel Alone is Not Enough - MixMode


Historically, the MixMode platform has provided its users with a forensic hunting platform with intel-based Indicators and Security Events from public & proprietary sources. While these detections still have their place in the security ecosystem, the increase in state-sponsored attacks, insider threats and adversarial artificial intelligence means there are simply too many threats to your network to rely on solely intelligence-based detections or proactive hunting. Many of these threats are sophisticated enough to evade traditional threat detection or, in the case of zero-day threats, signature-based detection may not even be possible. In the face of this growing threat, the best defense is to supplement these traditional methods with anomaly detection, a term that is quickly becoming genericized as it is rapidly bandied about within the industry. Here we will discuss some of the opportunities and challenges that can arise with anomaly detection as well as MixMode's unique approach to the solution.

Malicious Intelligence: The AI Antithesis


Born out of the degradation of AI-powered devices, malicious intelligence has the capacity to be a real threat to the modern-day business ecosystem. It's true, there are plenty of AI applications that play a useful and critical role but focusing on the benefits of AI while forgoing the dangers is unwise. We can't say we haven't been warned. The best and brightest continue to make bleak predictions about AI-usage and the dangers of ignoring the threats that the technology poses. Elon Musk said: "I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I had to guess at what our biggest existential threat is, it's probably that."

Army to host seminar on artificial intelligence next week; seeks to enhance its lethality


NEW DELHI: With artificial intelligence set to dictate change in the nature of future battlefields, a first-of-its kind thematic seminar is being organised by the Army on September 25, seeking to harness the power of AI to boost the armed forces' combat capabilities, officials said on Friday. The seminar on AI, the first in connection with military field formation, being organised by the South Western Command'Sapta Shakti' of the Army at Hisar Military Station, will also be attended by domain experts from academia and the industry. Artificial intelligence is an emerging, disruptive technology affecting civil and military domains across the globe, a senior army official said. "The aim of the event is to bring together professionals, eminent speakers from the defence industry, academia, defence officers to brainstorm the way ahead with an objective to identify and conceptualise AI-based defence applications and platforms for the future battlefield," he said. South Western Command chief Lt Gen Alok Singh Kler said, disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence will dictate how the future warfare will happen.

Artificial intelligence is next most disruptive technology in Military Affairs: Army officer Devdiscourse


Seeking to fight future wars with indigenous artificial intelligence (AI), a top Army officer on Friday said, India will soon catch up with the world in terms of advancements in the modern warfare technology and AI is going to be the next most disruptive technology in military affairs. Indicating departure from the conventional war techniques, South Western Army Commander Lieutenant General Alok Kler said, "It's time to incorporate assisted decision making in future warfare to be more efficient and more accurate." "AI is the next most disruptive technology in the revolution of Military Affairs as it is going to make the equipment more lethal," he added. Speaking on the possibility of a complete AI war, the official said that we can use AI in the next 10 years for decision making but a war based on AI is a distant possibility. Highlighting the technological race, the official said that India is a late starter in the field of artificial intelligence but will slowly catch up really quickly and added that most of the infotech brains are coming from South Asia.

Ping An Leads Investment in Riverain Technologies to Advance AI in Healthcare


Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (hereafter "Ping An" or the "Group", HKEX: 2318; SSE: 601318) is pleased to announce Ping An Global Voyager Fund is leading an investment of US$15 Million in Riverain Technologies, a leading provider of clinical artificial intelligence software used to efficiently detect lung disease at its earliest stages. Riverain Technologies markets advanced artificial intelligence imaging software used by leading hospitals around the world. The software significantly improves a clinician's ability to accurately and efficiently detect cancer and other cell anomalies in thoracic CT and X-ray images. The company's suite of patented ClearReadTM software tools are FDA-cleared, deployable in the clinic or in the cloud, and powered by the most advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning methods available to the medical imaging market. Its products are relied upon by leading healthcare institutions, including Duke University, Mayo Clinic, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, and Veterans Affairs hospitals.