The Power and Pitfalls of AI for US Intelligence

The Power and Pitfalls of AI for US Intelligence

In one example of the IC’s successful use of AI, after exhausting all other avenues—from human spies to signals intelligence—the US was able to find an unidentified WMD research and development facility in a large Asian country by locating a bus that traveled between...
Russia’s Killer Drone in Ukraine Raises Fears About AI in Warfare

Russia’s Killer Drone in Ukraine Raises Fears About AI in Warfare

A Russian “suicide drone” that boasts the ability to identify targets using artificial intelligence has been spotted in images of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Photographs showing what appears to be the KUB-BLA, a type of lethal drone known as a “loitering...
Now Physical Jobs Are Going Remote, Too

Now Physical Jobs Are Going Remote, Too

“There’s just no way this isn’t going to explode as a category,” says Matt Beane, an assistant professor at UC Santa Barbara who studies human-robot workplace collaboration. As industrial machines become more capable and connected, Beane says, the number...
Simulation Tech Can Help Predict the Biggest Threats

Simulation Tech Can Help Predict the Biggest Threats

The character of conflict between nations has fundamentally changed. Governments and militaries now fight on our behalf in the “gray zone,” where the boundaries between peace and war are blurred. They must navigate a complex web of ambiguous and deeply interconnected...
The WIRED Guide to Self-Driving Cars

The WIRED Guide to Self-Driving Cars

In the past decade, autonomous driving has gone from “maybe possible” to “definitely possible” to “inevitable” to “how did anyone ever think this wasn’t inevitable?” to “now commercially available.” In December 2018, Waymo, the company that emerged from...
The Absurd Idea to Put Bodycams on Teachers Is … Feasible?

The Absurd Idea to Put Bodycams on Teachers Is … Feasible?

In the realm of international cybersecurity, “dual use” technologies are capable of both affirming and eroding human rights. Facial recognition may identify a missing child, or make anonymity impossible. Hacking may save lives by revealing key intel on a terrorist...