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camerasSimple Existing Camera Technology and How Privacy Died a Few Years Ago

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Nextbigfuture has predicted ultra-high resolution cameras would become relatively common and high-resolution images and video would impact privacy. In 2006, Brian Wang of Nextbigfuture made two predictions related to cameras, resolution and privacy. Gigapixel cameras common was predicted for 2009-2015. …

artificial intelligenceNavy Making Enhanced Bacteria for Tripwire Submarine Detection

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A video of a panel discussion on the use of modified bacteria to as part of military-grade sensor systems. (H/T Patrick Tucker of Defense One.) The panelists discuss the power of biology. Synthetic biology is breaking out of discipline to …

darpaOpFires Hypersonic Boost Glide program will have test launches from 2020-2022

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DARPA and the US Army Operational Fires (OpFires) program will develop and demonstrate a novel ground-launched hypersonic boost-glide weapons to penetrate modern enemy air defenses and rapidly and precisely engage critical time-sensitive targets. Aerojet Rocketdyne, Exquadrum, and Sierra Nevada Corporation …

darpaPhotonic signaling for multi-chip modules

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DARPA Photonics in the Package for Extreme Scalability (PIPES) program, seeks faster computers by developing high-bandwidth optical signaling technologies for digital microelectronics. PIPES aims 1. to develop and embed integrated optical transceiver capabilities into cutting-edge MCMs 2. create advanced optical …

darpaDARPA Laser radar can see wind 8.6 miles away and enables permanent balloons

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DARPA has solved the how to keep stratospheric balloons permanently over one location. They are testing a wind sensor to detect changes in wind speed and direction from large distances. This is part of the Adaptable Lighter-Than-Air (ALTA) balloon program. …

artificial intelligenceDARPA robotic co-pilot will fly Blackhawk Helicopters in 2019

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A pilot flew a helicopter with supervised autonomy in an aircraft with DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS). Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System provides flexible automation architecture for existing aircraft to increase mission effectiveness and enable safe, reduced crew …

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 …