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adiabatic quantum computerFuture of Quantum Computing from Giant and Pioneer in the field

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Seth Lloyd contributed a lot of the basic science and theory of a lot of Quantum computing. Seth developed the design of adiabatic computing in 2002 which was implemented by D-Wave Systems in 2006 and continues to be a growing …

artificial intelligenceAI Common Sense Reasoning

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Today’s machine learning systems are more advanced than ever, capable of automating increasingly complex tasks and serving as a critical tool for human operators. Despite recent advances, however, a critical component of Artificial Intelligence (AI) remains just out of reach …

darpaDARPA wants massive drone swarms

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DARPA OFFSET looks to empower dismounted units by transforming how humans and autonomous swarms interact in dynamic and complex urban operations. DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) envisions swarms of 250 collaborative autonomous systems providing critical insights to small ground military …

brainDARPA high-resolution neural interfaces for controlling drones and cybertech

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DARPA seeks to achieve high levels of brain-system communications without surgery, in its new program, Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3). DARPA intends the four-year N3 effort to conclude with a demonstration of a bidirectional system being used in a defense-relevant task …

darpaDARPA has challenge to map, navigate and search the underground world

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DARPA has selected nine teams to compete in the Subterranean (SubT) Challenge to develop new approaches to rapidly map, navigate, and search underground environments. This will better equip warfighters and first responders to explore human-made tunnel systems, urban underground, and …

darpaDARPA wants control of Light and Matter Interactions

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A unique class of engineered light-manipulating materials, known as metamaterials or structured materials, makes use of patterns of strongly interacting wavelength or sub-wavelength-sized elements. Because of these intricate internal and surface structures, new properties have emerged, some exhibiting behavior that …

darpaDARPA funds developing Quantized Inertia into breakthrough space propulsion

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DARPA is giving $1.3 million for a four-year study of quantized inertia (QI) for possible breakthrough space propulsion. The QI theory predicts that objects can be pushed by differences in the intensity of so-called Unruh radiation in space, similar to …

darpaSpaceX would support space weapons race

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SpaceX and other commercial companies have talked about launching thousands of satellites for massive global internet networks. The US military will not be left behind in the shift from a few big satellites to thousands of more effective smaller satellites. …

air forceUS Air Force wants Cold War Scale Forces and Global Arms Race

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The Secretary of the US Air Force presented a plan to grow the Air Force from 312 squadrons today to 386 by 2030. This is 24% larger. The strategy is based on estimates of the expected threat by 2025 to …

brainDARPA Next-Generation Neurotechnology and breakthroughs from Neuralink and Open Water Red light scanner

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DARPA is funding development of high resolution brain interfaces. At the same time there are two companies who have breakthrough technology for higher resolution brain interfaces. The two companies are Elon Musk’s Neuralink and Mary Lou Jepsen’s Openwater red light …