Tag: Government

Where Eagles Dare

by on August 3, 2018 3:32 pm
Automation is starting to impact more and more fields of expertise were humans were considered to be essential: driving cars, working in a factory, serving food and, lately, the art of killing one another. As the era of mass warfare came to an end, the population of western countries became increasingly unsupportive with the idea… Read more Where Eagles Dare


by on August 3, 2018 11:48 am
National Defense Department has serious considerations about block chain application in their state-wide database services, which is a complete contrast in attitude as compared to a few years ago.   0

Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing in Defence Systems

by on August 1, 2018 9:50 am
“An unmanned systems future, really for almost every facet of our life, is inevitable.  It is not going away, so we need to deal with it head-on” says Brigadier General Frank Kelley, and I concur. Kelley, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy’s unmanned systems put forward his idea that the unmanned drones are on… Read more Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing in Defence Systems

Silicon Valley: the NIMBYland

by on July 27, 2018 12:24 am
It is a well-known fact that, much like the treacherous waters surrounding Alcatraz Island, the housing market in the Bay area is a cold and unforgiving place to be if one doesn’t have the means to stay afloat. The price of housing has been increasing steadily over the last few decades, following the boom of… Read more Silicon Valley: the NIMBYland

How the Largest Employer in the U.S. Fares on Cybersecurity

by on July 25, 2018 5:34 pm
When it comes to cybersecurity, large organizations have to be vigilant to prevent a single hack or intrusion from turning into a disaster. As we heard in class last week, high-profile hacks of notable companies have led to significant consequences. The hackers who compromised Target’s databases in 2013 gained access to 40 million credit card… Read more How the Largest Employer in the U.S. Fares on Cybersecurity

Welcome to Main Street. The new Corporate America

by on July 20, 2018 11:50 pm
It’s timely to think about the Future of Work. The noise is increasing. We require variant skills, knowledge, and experience to remain professionally relevant. Creativity I would argue is perhaps the most necessary trait in Industry 4.0. Jobs, stated the mission of Apple to build beautiful products. As only an artist who studied calligraphy in… Read more Welcome to Main Street. The new Corporate America

Military Drone latencies

by on July 19, 2018 7:32 pm
The near future in the aviation industry looks to be one hundred percent autonomous. There are already current military systems that are able to control and navigate autonomous systems from nearby bases and unmanned aerial vehicles that possess the power to access remote areas to conduct search operations, deliver potential packages, supply raw materials, scan earth… Read more Military Drone latencies

Hic Sunt Dracones

by on July 19, 2018 4:32 pm
The Space Race started with an early lead by the Soviet Union, which managed to reach a stable orbit with the first ever artificial satellite, the Sputnik 1. This impressive achievement started the so-called “Sputnik Crisis” in the United States, as the West feared that the USSR had surpassed it in space-related technologies, which had obvious… Read more Hic Sunt Dracones

The Need for Caution in Government Use of AI

by on July 19, 2018 1:07 pm
To date, machine learning has been used primarily to determine product offerings: What movies should Netflix recommend its users? What products should Amazon recommend? However, certain tech companies are now marketing machine learning applications to governments and public agencies. For example, tech firm Predpol uses “real-time epidemic-type aftershock sequence crime forecasting” and historical crime data… Read more The Need for Caution in Government Use of AI

Your Cloud Data is Safe...Right?

by on July 11, 2018 10:49 am
Last Friday Mr. Paron spoke to us about some of Microsoft’s developments in the cloud computing field. One of the areas he touched on was the security present at the data centers–multiple layers of biometrics, tall fences, scanners, and other methods to protect its customers’ data. These security features are quite impressive, and would protect… Read more Your Cloud Data is Safe...Right?