The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate partnered with Google and the Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute to conduct an event to help optimize public safety communication technologies for people with limited English language capacities. The Text-to-911 Translation TechFest delivered insights in current translation platforms and promoted the need for research and development efforts to reinforce efficient 911 call response, DHS said Wednesday.Read More »
The Defense Innovation Board plans to come up with a set of ethical guidelines with regard to the use of artificial intelligence on the battlefield, Defense One reported Friday. The board expects the guidelines to assuage concerns of potential Silicon Valley-based partners about the use of AI in military applications.
The House Armed Services Committee has named Eric Schmidt, technical adviser to Alphabet’s board; and Eric Horvitz, director of Microsoft Labs; to the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence. The commission was formed through the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to assess developments in AI, machine learning and related technologies as well as their implications for national security, the committee said Wednesday.
The cyber national mission force has uploaded unclassified malware samples to the VirusTotal website as part of its effort to share identified cyber vulnerabilities with industry, U.S. Cyber Command reported Monday. CNMF also created a Twitter account to alert the cybersecurity community when it posts malicious software, computer viruses and other cyber threats on the website.Read More »
IBM has agreed to acquire Red Hat for approximately $34B in a move both companies expect to create a global hybrid cloud provider. IBM said Sunday it will pay $190M in cash for each share of Red Hat under the deal that is expected to conclude in the latter half of next year, subject to approvals by Red Hat shareholders and regulators.Read More »
The U.S. Defense Innovation Board met Monday with the heads of the national security of the U.K. government and industry led by Gavin Williamson the U.K.’s defense secretary, to exchange insights and priorities on the innovation of military technologies. The contingent from the U.S. included heads from businesses, civil society …Read More »
The Federal Aviation Administration has announced plans to expand the automated unmanned aerial systems airspace authorization tests into the nationwide level by April 30 through Sept. 13. Dan Elwell, acting administrator at the FAA, stated during the 3rd Annual UAS Symposium in Baltimore the agency’s intent to conduct a nationwide …Read More »
Abigail Slater, general counsel at the Internet Association, will join the White House’s National Economic Council as special assistant to the president for technology, telecommunications and cybersecurity policy, The Hill reported Thursday. Slater will succeed Grace Koh when the latter leaves in March and will advise President Donald Trump on technology, telecommunications …Read More »