China's Acoustic Cannon
By Bill Gertz, The Washington Times: “U.S. intelligence and security agencies investigating the mysterious sonic attacks against American diplomatic personnel in China need to look no further than China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology."
// Jack Corrigan Much criticism of military AI projects is rooted in "grave misperceptions," say current and former defense officials.
// Patrick Tucker Worries about deep fakes — machine-manipulated videos of celebrities and world leaders purportedly saying or doing things that they really didn’t — are quaint compared to a new threat: doctored images of the Earth itself.
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Solving One of the Hardest Problems of Military AI: Trust
// Luke Hartig and Kendall VanHoose The U.S. Department of Defense is making big bets on artificial intelligence – rolling out new strategies, partnerships, organizations, and budgets to develop the technology for military uses. But as DOD moves to harness this technology, its success may hinge in part on something that is not technical in nature: overcoming the massive gaps in trust around AI. That trust gap is actually many gaps – between humans and machines, the public and the government, the private sector and the government, and among governments – and undertaking the hard task of working through them will be key to integrating AI into national defense.
(NextGov) DOD won’t be able to fully harness AI unless it manages to build — or buy — a national-defense cloud.
// Jack Corrigan The Pentagon's research wing is funding efforts to build AI language systems that learn more like people and less like machines.