Ben Garlick

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Flying Smarter: AI & Machine Learning in Aviation Autopilot Systems

by on August 4, 2017 10:49 am
Many experienced airline travelers have experienced a common scenario- As the boarding time approaches, the gate agent announces that there will be a slight delay since the pilots are running behind schedule on their current flight. The passengers continue to wait as the plane and flight attendants sit idle on the tarmac.¬† Several companies are… Read more Flying Smarter: AI & Machine Learning in Aviation Autopilot Systems

Where is the Line Between Cybercrime and Cyberwar?

by on July 28, 2017 10:42 am
On April 27, 2007, Estonia began relocating the “Bronze Soldier of Tallin”, a Soviet-era monument commemorating Soviet soldiers killed while liberating Tallin from Nazi occupation, from its original location to an Estonian military cemetery. The Russian government strongly condemned plans for moving the statue. Beginning that same day, Estonia experienced a widespread and coordinated cyberattack… Read more Where is the Line Between Cybercrime and Cyberwar?

The Internet of Battlefield Things

by on July 20, 2017 12:52 pm
At this point, it feels like every industry is attempting to coin their own Internet of Things (IoT) spinoff to address the unique challenges they face: the Internet of Aircraft Things, the Internet of Space Things, and the Internet of Mining Things among others. The U.S Army, which recognized the potential impacts of IoT on… Read more The Internet of Battlefield Things

Cloud Computing in Developing Economies: Opportunities and Challenges

by on July 13, 2017 11:17 am
As with¬†most technological developments, the rise of cloud computing accrues benefits in different forms and at different rates for early and late adopters. The developing world has benefitted at times from the “leap-frogging” effect of skipping earlier generations of technologies and moving straight to a more mature, sustainable form. Notable examples to date include the… Read more Cloud Computing in Developing Economies: Opportunities and Challenges

Comparing IT Trends in California and the Department of Defense

by on July 7, 2017 9:09 am
Chris Cruz, Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Technology (CDT) and Deputy State Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the state of California, presented a thought provoking look at the emerging information technology (IT) developments in his state. He highlighted three key trends for the state: Utilizing open source and open data environments to… Read more Comparing IT Trends in California and the Department of Defense