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Los Angeles Times

But a widely publicized new memoir about America's covert drone war fails to mention the "outflow increases," as one internal Air Force memo calls it. One might ask Velicovich to explain the deaths of Warren Weinstein, an American citizen, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian citizen -- both aid workers who were killed by an American drone strike that was targeting Al Qaeda members in Pakistan. In the acknowledgments section of the memoir, Velicovich mentions that the forthcoming movie will be directed and produced by Michael Bay, the filmmaker behind "Transformers," "Pearl Harbor" and "Armageddon." Alex Edney-Browne (@alexEdneybrowne) is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, where she is researching the psycho-social effects of drone warfare on Afghan civilians and veterans of the U.S. Air Force's drone program.


US court dismisses Jaber lawsuit for Yemen drone strike

Al Jazeera

The unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel in Washington on Friday upheld a lower court's finding that it had no say over the president's drone programme. The case began in 2015 when two family members of Faisal bin Ali Jaber, who brought the "wrongful death" case against then-President Barack Obama in 2015, were killed by a drone strike Yemen in 2012. Shelby Sullivan-Bennis, an attorney for rights group Reprieve which helped file the case, agreed with the judge, telling Al Jazeera that legal precedents which stop courts from ruling on "political questions" like the drone programme are outdated. READ MORE: Should we be scared of Trump's drone reforms?


ISIS drone factory is seized by Iraqi forces in Mosul

Daily Mail

As the battle for Mosul rages on, Iraqi forces recently discovered this ISIS factory which has been making various death machines - from aerial drones to multi-wheeled robot bombs. As the battle for Mosul rages on, Iraqi forces recently discovered this ISIS factory which has been making various small-scale death machines. Hundreds of civilians fled Mosul's Old City on Friday as Iraqi forces slowly squeeze the last pockets of Islamic State resistance, and the UN warned that the'intense and concentrated' fighting put innocent lives in even greater danger. Hundreds of civilians fled Mosul's Old City on Friday as Iraqi forces slowly squeezed the last pockets of Islamic State resistance, and the UN warned that the'intense and concentrated' fighting put innocent lives in even greater danger Nadja Medley's chilling video of where she was found dead Obnoxious passenger gets very angry when she's not let off plane first The battles came a day after Iraqi forces made significant gains against the militants and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared an end to the group's self-proclaimed caliphate.


Petya cyber attack that spread around the world was intent on destruction, not on making money

The Independent

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Artificial intelligence is giving healthcare cybersecurity programs a boost

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Healthcare CIOs and CISOs should recognize that AI has the ability to enhance technology's ability to identify malicious activity and attackers and to protect systems and data, healthcare cybersecurity experts said. "For example, if an antivirus or next-generation firewall system incorporates AI or behavioral monitoring information, assets with abnormal behavior – signs of infection, abnormal traffic, anomalies – can automatically be placed in a quarantined group, removed from network access," he said. Cybersecurity is one of the most prominent use-cases for machine learning and artificial intelligence, said Viktor Kovrizhkin, a security expert at DataArt, which builds custom software for businesses. "The main niche for applying machine learning and complex AI systems in healthcare cybersecurity is reactive analysis and notification or escalation of potential problems," Kovrizhkin said.


AI Just "Landed" a Boeing 737 for the First Time By Itself

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It's going to take us a healthy dollop of faith in technology to accept autonomous vehicles at some point on our roadways. The U.S. military believe automated aircraft may improve mission safety and success rates, and their Defense Advanced Research Agency, or DARPA, has just announced the successful simulated flight and landing of a Boeing 737 by an AI-driven robot co-pilot named ALIAS. "ALIAS" is an acronym for "Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System." DARPA hopes ALIAS can eventually be trusted with the "execution of an entire mission from takeoff to landing, even in the face of contingency events such as aircraft system failures."


The Trump Administration Can't Stop China From Becoming an AI Superpower

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Last Thursday, Texas senior senator John Cornyn stood before an audience of wonks at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC, and warned that America's openness to investors looking for new ideas in technologies like artificial intelligence was putting it in danger. It recently worked with Baidu to set up a new national lab dedicated to keeping China competitive in deep learning, the technique behind recent progress in areas such as image and speech recognition, and a program called Artificial Intelligence 2.0 will funnel billions to develop AI for commercial and military use. China has made artificial intelligence a clear priority area to both its economy and military," says Peter Singer, a senior fellow who studies technology and national security at non-partisan think tank New America. Canada, which has universities that are crucial to the rise of deep learning, is using various federal and regional programs to build up artificial intelligence industry and research through immigration and foreign investment.


The Pathway to Machine Learning in Federal Sila SG

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Robert Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense stated, "Numerous studies have made clear that the DoD must integrate artificial intelligence and machine learning more effectively across operations to maintain advantages over increasingly capable adversaries and competitors. Although we have taken tentative steps to explore the potential of artificial intelligence, big data, and deep learning, I remain convinced that we need to do much more, and move much faster across DoD to take advantage of recent and future advances in these critical areas." "Jack" Shanahan, Director of Defense Intelligence, Warfighter Support, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, commented: "The first and perhaps most important step [to solving our data problem] is to understand that it is not possible to solve these problems with brute force alone. Building upon big data capabilities that store, process, and access data, machine learning involves creating data models to discover patterns that can then be used to analyze future data sets and predict patterns.


Cisco Embraces Machine Learning to Maintain Its Dominance -- The Motley Fool

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Networking hardware giant Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) has managed to maintain its dominance in the switching and routing markets despite significant shifts in the networking landscape. Software-defined networking and cloud computing have both threatened Cisco's business model of selling expensive, proprietary boxes in recent years. These switches, in conjunction with machine learning and analytics software, promise the ability to manage millions of devices, automate routine tasks, and provide improved security. This product announcement comes less than a month after Cisco and IBM announced a cybersecurity partnership that will see IBM's global services business support Cisco products.


The Trump Administration Can't Stop China From Becoming an AI Superpower

WIRED

Last Thursday, Texas senior senator John Cornyn stood before an audience of wonks at the Council for Foreign Relations in Washington, DC, and warned that America's openness to investors looking for new ideas in technologies like artificial intelligence was putting it in danger. It recently worked with Baidu to set up a new national lab dedicated to keeping China competitive in deep learning, the technique behind recent progress in areas such as image and speech recognition, and a program called Artificial Intelligence 2.0 will funnel billions to develop AI for commercial and military use. China has made artificial intelligence a clear priority area to both its economy and military," says Peter Singer, a senior fellow who studies technology and national security at non-partisan think tank New America. Canada, which has universities that are crucial to the rise of deep learning, is using various federal and regional programs to build up artificial intelligence industry and research through immigration and foreign investment.