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Total Information Awareness
Total Information Awareness

15 Years Ago, the Military Tried to Record Whole Human Lives. It Ended Badly

Before Facebook, the military tried to make an all knowing 'cyberdiary' called LifeLog.
David Axe
5.21.18
cybersecurity
cybersecurity

A New Type of Computer Could Render Many Software Hacks Obsolete

DARPA is pumping millions of dollars into a computer circuit “Rubik’s cube.”
Daniel Oberhaus
12.20.17
DARPA
DARPA

Should Robots Have Legs? An Investigation

Arguably, for most applications we might imagine, wheels are the way to go.
Michael Byrne
12.13.17
FOIA
FOIA

'Nature' Editorial Juxtaposes FOIA Email Release With Illegal Hacking

One of science's most important publications assumes science journalists don't know how to do their jobs.
Jason Koebler & Sarah Emerson
12.8.17
Offset
Offset

The Pentagon Wants Drone 'Swarms' to Support Infantry

DARPA asked robot-developers for a way to let small infantry units deploy swarms of 250 or more robots in urban areas.
David Axe
10.23.17
Trust Your Gut
Trust Your Gut

Can We Turn Our Intuition Into a Real-Life Superpower?

US military scientists are trying to identify where "gut feelings" come from in an effort to create the perfect soldiers.
Adam Piore
3.20.17
explanations
explanations

This DARPA Video Targeting AI Hype Is Necessary Viewing

"That's not a panda."
Michael Byrne
2.18.17
Drone Run
Drone Run

DARPA and the Navy Are Working on a Giant Drone Catcher

Catch and release.
Samantha Cole
2.7.17
robots
robots

Elite Scientists Have Told the Pentagon That AI Won't Threaten Humanity

JASON advisory group says Elon Musk’s singularity warnings are unfounded, but a focus on AI for the Dept. of Defense is integral.
Ben Sullivan
1.19.17
russia
russia

Russian Jamming Got You Down? Try Talking Underwater

DARPA is about to test an ocean buoy-based, harder-to-jam comms network for warplanes.
David Axe
1.11.17
Computers
Computers

The Internet of Things Is Just a Pit Stop On the Way to Smart Dust

Over the next decade or two we can expect to see general purpose computing, sensors, and wireless networking, all bundled up in millimeter-scale sensor motes that can drift in the air currents around us.
Alasdair Allan
11.10.16
AI
AI

In The Future, We'll Leave Software Bug Hunting to the Machines

In the future, having AI that can help humans find bugs won’t just be practical, but a necessity.
Matthew Braga
6.16.16