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Artificial Intelligence Initiative: Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan

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When Imran Khan became prime minister of Pakistan in August 2018, the country's economy faced twin deficits – foreign exchange reserves were …


You go to war with the data you have: next-generation AI for national security

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Artificial intelligence is the most powerful technology in generations with the potential to impact U.S. security, welfare and global leadership. U.S. national security agencies must develop and integrate AI-enabled capabilities to compete and defend in the AI era. However, standard methods and AI technologies fall short for the high-consequence and specialized missions of national security. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and National Laboratories are developing the Next-Generation of AI -- innovative methods and technologies designed for national security challenges and operational concepts. National security agencies should leverage NNSA's Next-Generation AI research and development to accelerate AI innovation and enable an AI-ready force.


Biden's AI Initiative: Will It Work?

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The Biden administration has recently set into action its initiative on AI (Artificial Intelligence). This is part of legislation that was passed last year and included a budget of $250 million (for a period of five years). The goals are to provide easier access to the troves of government data as well as provide for advanced systems to create AI models. No doubt, this effort is a clear sign of the strategic importance of the technology. It is also a recognition that the U.S. does not want to fall behind other nations, especially China.


China Admits Its Top Air Force Pilots Defeated By 'Adversaries' In Fighter Jet Dogfight

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The Chinese PLA Central Theater Command Air Force simulated a dogfight in which a highly experienced pilot was shot down by an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven aircraft. China's state media Global Times cited a report by PLA Daily, Army's official newsletter, on the simulation exercise. It does not mention which aircraft was used in this exercise though. There has been an increasing application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in military combat training with major powers including the US, China, and Russia joining the race. A mock combat exercise was held in which AI-enabled opponents outperformed many of the PLA Air Force pilots. According to the GT report, China has been investing heavily in AI and machine learning.


U.S. push for self-driving cars faces union, lawyers opposition

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The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday again rejected attempts to lift regulations to allow for the deployment of thousands of autonomous vehicles as union groups and attorneys campaign against the legislative proposal. The committee rebuffed the bid by Republican Senator John Thune to attach measures lifting regulations on autonomous vehicles to a $78 billion surface transportation bill after he sought last month to attach it in May to a bill on China tech policy. Thune has proposed granting the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the power to grant exemptions for tens of thousands of self-driving vehicles per manufacturer from safety standards written with human drivers in mind. The surface bill, which would boost funding for Amtrak and other transportation needs, was approved by the committee on a 25-3 vote. Thune and other lawmakers have sought for nearly five years to win approval.


Biden's AI Initiative: Will It Work?

#artificialintelligence

The Biden administration has recently set into action its initiative on AI (Artificial Intelligence). This is part of legislation that was passed last year and included a budget of $250 million (for a period of five years). The goals are to provide easier access to the troves of government data as well as provide for advanced systems to create AI models. No doubt, this effort is a clear sign of the strategic importance of the technology. It is also a recognition that the U.S. does not want to fall behind other nations, especially China.


Google Assistant debuts new Black history feature for Juneteenth

Mashable

In honor of Juneteenth, Google Assistant has an important new feature. "Hey Google, what happened today in Black history? On Saturday morning, Google unveiled the addition of a Black history function, available to users of any Assistant-enabled smart speaker, smart display, or phone. Just ask "Hey Google, what happened today in Black history?" and the voice assistant will recite daily history content curated by Google with the help of civil rights activist and scholar Dr. Carl Mack. The facts are intended to highlight important Black cultural events and leaders as the United States continues its racial reckoning. The feature is one of numerous initiatives being taken not just by Google, but also countless other companies as many of them honor Juneteenth for the first time. On Wednesday, President Biden officially made the day, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people, a federal holiday, recognized in all 50 states. You can read more about Juneteenth here. At Google, the company also released a new Doodle from Detroit-based artist Rachelle Baker, honoring Black joy and artistic contributions. In a Google press release sent to Mashable, Baker described her process creating the Doodle, saying, "I looked at tons of photos and art illustrating some of the first ever Juneteenth celebration, as well as celebrations, parades, and festivities from recent years.


Southwest Airlines Co Ranked Among Today's Trending Stocks

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The stock market trembled in the midweek after the Federal Reserve announced Wednesday, 16 June, that it plans to hike interest rates as early as 2023. And though the Nasdaq NDAQ and S&P 500 both recovered fairly quickly from Wednesday's midafternoon slump, the Dow Jones Industrial Index wasn't quite so fortunate. The Fed's policy update deviates from previous estimates from the Fed, which pushed rate hikes out into 2024 and beyond. And while there was no mention of when the Fed will start to roll back its $120 billion per month bond purchase program, rest assured, investors are poised for that blow, too. But until that happens, we can all sit back, breathe a sigh of relief that the Fed didn't sweep the rug out from under our investment accounts overnight, and enjoy this week's trending stocks courtesy of Q.ai. Q.ai runs daily factor models to get the most up-to-date reading on stocks and ETFs.


Top PMs and Presidents Who Support Artificial Intelligence

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The importance of artificial intelligence is known around the world and every nation is on its way to win the AI race as they realize that acquiring excellence in AI technology would make them the biggest superpower. Tesla king, Elon Musk has recently tweeted that "Competition for AI superiority at national level most likely cause of WW3". Recently India along with Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, and others have come together to establish the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) for responsible evolution and use of AI. The PMs and presidents of the nations are supporting artificial intelligence in their speeches as well as their establishment of various policies regarding AI and it is demonstrated in the following. In 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a virtual summit on artificial intelligence called'RAISE 2020'.


Russia and China reveal their roadmap to build a base on the MOON

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Russia and China have committed to work together on a moon base and lunar space station, but it will not be ready to house astronauts until at least 2036, the two countries said. Known as the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS), it will consist of a surface moon base and station in lunar orbit, with construction expected to start in 2026. The two nations have asked other international agencies to join them in the project, which will also include rovers and'hopping robots' to aid eventual inhabitants. NASA is working with the European Space Agency (ESA), as well as Canada and Japan on the Lunar Gateway, a modular crewed space station designed to operate in orbit around the moon and help astronauts reach the lunar surface from 2024. While Russia and China are working together on the moon, the two will compete in low Earth orbit, with both planning their own space station to rival the International Space Station (ISS).