Russia pummels Kyiv with waves of explosive drones ahead of Ukrainian founding holiday

FOX News

Dozens of patients are undergoing rehabilitation at the Superhumans Center, a newly established medical center aiming to become Ukraine's first venue for for such treatment. Russian forces pummeled the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv with "Kamikaze" drone attacks throughout the night as the city prepared to celebrate the anniversary of its founding Sunday. Russia launched 54 Iranian-made drones at Kyiv and elsewhere in Ukraine, but air defenses shot down 52 of the drones, according to Ukrainian officials. Two people were killed during Saturday night's attack, with falling debris landing on one 41-year-old man and another person dying of unspecified causes, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said in a statement. Kyiv is marking the 1,541-year anniversary since its founding on Sunday.

Winning without fighting? Why China is exploring 'cognitive warfare'

The Japan Times

With the U.S. and its allies rapidly bolstering military capabilities around Taiwan, a successful Chinese invasion, let alone an occupation, of the self-ruled island is becoming an increasingly difficult proposition. But with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) increasingly focused on "intelligent warfare" -- a reference to artificial intelligence-enabled military systems and operational concepts -- experts warn that Beijing could eventually have a new card up its sleeve: "cognitive warfare." The term refers to operations based on techniques and technologies such as AI aimed at influencing the minds of one's adversaries and shaping their decisions, thereby creating a strategically favorable environment or subduing them without a fight. This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software. Please add and to your list of allowed sites.

Ex-Google CEO warns artificial intelligence could be used to kill 'many, many people'

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A former Google CEO has warned that artificial intelligence be used to kill people in the future. Eric Schmidt - who spent two decades at the helm of the search giant, told a gathering of senior executives Wednesday that he believes AI presents an'existential risk' for humanity'defined as many, many, many, many people harmed or killed.' The software PhD said the technology, which Google is helping spearhead through its relatively primitive Bard chatbot system - could be'misused by evil people' when it becomes more advanced. Schmidt, who recently chaired the US National Security Commission on AI, is the latest in a slew of former Google staffers to come out publicly against the rapid development of the technology in recent weeks. Schmidt told a CEO summit in London that'misused' AI could lead to'many, many, many, many people harmed or killed.'

Cyprus takes extra measures to ensure air safety amid Turkish warplane incursions

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Cyprus authorities say they're taking extra efforts to ensure flight safety isn't compromised from Turkish warplanes and military drones flying inside Cypriot-monitored airspace without filing either flight plans or communicating with air traffic control. The issue over unregulated Turkish military flights again came to the fore earlier this month when Cypriot authorities said a Turkish warplane "illegally" flew low over a United Nations-controlled buffer zone that cuts across the ethnically-divided island nation on what was believed to be a surveillance mission. "Despite these illegal acts by Turkey, and the illegal operation of the self-styled air traffic control by the secessionist entity, the Department of Civil Aviation of Cyprus is doing its utmost to ensure the safe provision of air traffic services within the Nicosia FIR in its entirety," the Cyprus government told The Associated Press late Wednesday.

Humanoid Robots Are Coming of Age


Eight years ago, the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency organized a painful-to-watch contest that involved robots slowly struggling (and often failing) to perform a series of human tasks, including opening doors, operating power tools, and driving golf carts. Clips of them fumbling and stumbling through the Darpa Robotics Challenge soon went viral. Today the descendants of those hapless robots are a lot more capable and graceful. Several startups are developing humanoids that they claim could, in just a few years, find employment in warehouses and factories. Jerry Pratt, a senior research scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, a nonprofit research institute in Florida, led a team that came second in the Darpa challenge back in 2015.

Will Ukraine's new weapons boost counterattacks against Russia?

Al Jazeera

The conflict in Ukraine is about to enter a new high-intensity phase as Kyiv's troops gear up for an anticipated counteroffensive. Ukraine's persistent lobbying of allies has yielded significant results as NATO members have gradually relented to supplying high-tech weapons. The fighting in the coming weeks is likely to be bloody, as Ukraine aims to take back territory Russia took from it in the opening weeks of the invasion in 2022. What are these weapons, and why are they needed? More than 230 Western main battle tanks have been transferred to Ukraine, including United States-made Abrams M1s and British Challenger 2s.

AI in cybersecurity: Yesterday's promise, today's reality

MIT Technology Review

Together, the consumerization of AI and advancement of AI use-cases for security are creating the level of trust and efficacy needed for AI to start making a real-world impact in security operation centers (SOCs). Digging further into this evolution, let's take a closer look at how AI-driven technologies are making their way into the hands of cybersecurity analysts today. After years of trial and refinement with real-world users, coupled with ongoing advancement of the AI models themselves, AI-driven cybersecurity capabilities are no longer just buzzwords for early adopters, or simple pattern- and rule-based capabilities. Data has exploded, as have signals and meaningful insights. The algorithms have matured and can better contextualize all the information they're ingesting--from diverse use cases to unbiased, raw data.

Russia says Su-27 jet sent to prevent US planes violating border

Al Jazeera

Russia said it scrambled an Su-27 fighter jet to "prevent violations of the state border" by two United States Air Force strategic bombers flying over the Baltic Sea. Russia's Defence Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that the military had prevented any border violation by the US planes and "the flight of the Russian fighter was carried out in strict accordance with international rules for the use of airspace". "After removing the foreign military aircraft from the Russian state border, the Russian fighter went back to its air base," the defence ministry said. "The crew of the Russian fighter classified the aerial targets as two US Air Force B-1B strategic bombers," it said. Pentagon spokesman Brigadier General Pat Ryder confirmed on Tuesday that US aircraft were intercepted by Russia, saying the B-1 bombers were taking part in a planned exercise in Europe and the Russian fighter's interaction with the US planes was "safe and professional".

What is Black Box AI? Experts explain the hidden decision-making of artificial intelligence machines

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Capps warned against high-stakes use of black box AI due to the lack of transparency behind the technology's decision-making process. New developments in artificial intelligence have thrust the technology to the forefront of public discord, but also raised concerns about the opaque decision-making process of some systems – often referred to as "black box AI." The term "black box" came from Great Britain's Royal Air Force during WWII, Dr. Michael Capps told Fox News Digital. But when it relates to AI, the term is used to describe a decision-making process that cannot be explained. "The whole idea of a black box is you're not allowed to look inside and see, and that's what we have with these artificial neural networks, with hundreds of billions of nodes inside of a box, that nobody can look into," Capps said.

Fake image showing an explosion at the Pentagon goes viral on Twitter - sending markets plummeting

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A suspected AI-generated image claiming to show an explosion near the Pentagon went viral on Twitter Monday, sending markets crashing. Dozens of verified accounts - including national news organizations - reshared what shows black smoke billowing up from the ground next to a white building. The image appears so realistic that people became frantic as it circulated the platform around 10 am ET, which caused the S&P 500 to drop 10 points in five minutes as the image went viral. The Arlington Fire Department swiftly debunked the event, stating that'there is no explosion or incident taking place at or near the Pentagon reservation.' It comes as fears about the power of artificial technology in spreading misinformation, particularly in the build-up to the 2024 Presidential Election.