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Fighter pilot AI runs on $500 PC, repeatedly beats human opponents

Fighter pilot AI runs on $500 PC, repeatedly beats human opponents Not only can the AI known as Alpha take out all the other simulations thrown at it, even an experienced human pilot was repeatedly outmaneuvered.To test Alpha, researchers set up a simulated combat scenario with four enemy aircraft attacking two Alpha-controlled jets.

The Dallas police robot killing is a big deal, but it’s not about tech

The Dallas police robot killing is a big deal, but it’s not about tech But that debate ought to be separate from the one currently ongoing about the killing of a suspect in Dallas’ recent, tragic shootings of five police officers.The only real tech issue has to do with the ability of new technologies to fool people (both police officers and news anchors) into thinking that anything meaningful has changed.

Next-gen Russian stealth bomber could drop nukes from space

Next-gen Russian stealth bomber could drop nukes from space The Russian military has been in the process of designing a next-generation stealth bomber for several years, which is no surprise.However, recent announcements about the PAK-DA strategic bomber’s capabilities will probably raise some eyebrows.

DARPA may borrow blockchain tech from Bitcoin to secure military networks

DARPA may borrow blockchain tech from Bitcoin to secure military networks You’ve probably heard about blockchain technology most often in the context of digital cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but the blockchain can be much more than that.With Bitcoin, the blockchain is the universal record of all the transactions that take place.

DNA evidence shows the Soviets covered up an anthrax accident that killed dozens

DNA evidence shows the Soviets covered up an anthrax accident that killed dozens Now, long after the true cause of the outbreak was revealed, scientists have been able to perform DNA analysis on the deadly bacterial strain.From viewing the original materials, Meselson’s team knew without a doubt they were looking at inhalation anthrax, not ingestion anthrax as the Russians originally claimed.