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Marines, Algorithms, and Ammo: Taking ‘Team of Teams’ to the Contested Littorals

“The one who becomes the leader in this sphere (artificial intelligence) will be the ruler of the world.” –Russian President Vladimir Putin

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Technology

How drone swarms could change urban warfare [Commentary]

The range of challenges in urban environments is broad. The enemy defender generally has the advantage. To take back the initiative, the Army should deploy current drone technologies to empower soldiers to address some of the fundamental challenges of urban warfare. 9 more words

Technology

LiDAR autonomous sensor startup Ouster announces $27M Series A led by auto powerhouse Cox Enterprises

Angus Pacala has had a lifelong passion for autonomous cars going all the way back to high school. A little more than a decade ago, he followed the launch of the DARPA Grand Challenge, a Department of Defense competition that pitted research teams against each other over who could build the best autonomous car. 671 more words

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DARPA Genetic Extinction Research a Mistake - Human Rights Watchdog

Sputnik – 11.12.2017

The US advanced military research body – DARPA – announced that it will invest tens of millions of dollars into genetic extinction research.

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JASONs' Nightmare - DARPA Prepares to Ride the Tiger

CRISPR – clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats are the unusual DNA sequence patterns discovered in bacteria which were later recognized to serve as part of a highly specific search-and-destroy system targeting viruses.  1,299 more words

Science

US military agency invests $100m in genetic extinction technologies

Technology could be used to wipe out malaria carrying mosquitos or other pests but UN experts say fears over possible military uses and unintended consequences strengthen case for a ban… 10 more words

Technology

Pentagon revealed as top funder of controversial gene editing tech

RT | December 5, 2017

The US military is the world’s top funder of a controversial gene editing technology capable of altering global ecosystems. Emails obtained by an environmental advocacy group show that the Pentagon has been secretly funding ‘gene drive’ studies.

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