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Military Drones

Pentagon considers using AI-controlled drones and robots in combat

May 10th, 2021

The future of warfare might involve advanced artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that would have the ability and authority to assess situations and engage enemies without having a human in control of every robot or drone involved in the operation. It might sound like the kind of scenario that sci-fi movies like the Terminator and Matrix …

Pentagon Weapons

GAO report says nearly all new Pentagon weapons can be hacked with ease

October 10th, 2018

A brief look at the news is enough for anyone to realize that cyber attacks are a real threat. Just recently, we’ve seen western governments strongly condemn Russia for hacking attacks. We also saw a couple of reports that claimed that China could backdoor into products using hardware implants — although one of them was …

Pentagon Nuclear Missiles

The Pentagon wants AI to detect nuclear threats before they happen

June 5th, 2018

The Pentagon is integrating artificial intelligence (AI) in its efforts to put a stop to nuclear threats. The goal of the new program is to offer the military advanced information about a potential risk, and ample time for politicians to find diplomatic solutions. In a worst-case scenario, the system would — in theory! — know …

Huawei and ZTE Ban

Pentagon bans Chinese smartphone sales on military bases

May 2nd, 2018

After advising consumers and carriers against buying and selling devices made by Huawei and ZTE, and after banning ZTE from dealing with US-based firms, the US government is making another move in its fight against the two Chinese smartphone maker. The Pentagon has ordered the halt of Huawei and ZTE smartphone sales in stores on …

Google Pentagon Contract

Google employees urge the company to get out of the business of war

April 5th, 2018

As much as Google may want to work with the government on war-related projects, it turns out that its employees are unsurprisingly huge fans of that ‘don’t be evil’ mantra that Google has been promoting for years. In a letter to Sundar Pichai, more than 3,100 Google employees urged the CEO to take Google out …