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The Future of Military Robotics and AI 

The Future of Military Robotics and AI  | Information wars | Scoop.it
BBC has followed up 2006’s Planet Earth, perhaps the greatest nature documentary of all time, with an even greater sequel. This past week, Planet Earth II
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The Pentagon Wants Eye-Reading Software, X-Ray Tools, and A Virtual Facebook to Fight Terrorism

The Pentagon Wants Eye-Reading Software, X-Ray Tools, and A Virtual Facebook to Fight Terrorism | Information wars | Scoop.it

Like every military action, psychological operations on social media require training. The Pentagon is looking for a virtual social media site trainer called the Dynamic Social Media for Training and Exercises, which can emulate the look, feel and the key features of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and Tumblr, to support “operator collection, analysis and exploitation of social media during training and exercise” while avoiding “the challenges associated with training on the open Internet.”

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US military gives go ahead to swarms of 'Gremlin' drones

US military gives go ahead to swarms of  'Gremlin' drones | Information wars | Scoop.it
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has given the go ahead for four firms to begin building the craft. They will be launched and then picked up by larger craft to complete missions.
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Counter-Swarm: A Guide to Defeating Robotic Swarms

Counter-Swarm: A Guide to Defeating Robotic Swarms | Information wars | Scoop.it
War on the Rocks is expanding, and we need your help! Please support us on Indiegogo! Editor’s note: This is the last article in a six-part...
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Remote U.S. base at core of secret operations

Remote U.S. base at core of secret operations | Information wars | Scoop.it
Part III | Remote outpost in Djibouti placed at forefront of drone wars
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UN Report on the Legal, Moral and Ethical Implications of Combat Robotic Systems...

UN Report on the Legal, Moral and Ethical Implications of Combat Robotic Systems... | Information wars | Scoop.it
The UN has issued a report on the legal, moral and ethical implications of the use of Lethal Autonomous Robotics (LAR) submitted by Christof Heyns. Defense-Update reports.
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Like a Swarm of Lethal Bugs: The Most Terrifying Drone Video Yet

Like a Swarm of Lethal Bugs: The Most Terrifying Drone Video Yet | Information wars | Scoop.it
An Air Force simulation says researchers are at work on killer robots so tiny that a group of them could blend into a cityscape.
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Insect-like or bird-like drones flying in swarms...

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New Army technology enables simultaneous multiple drone control - Defense Systems

New Army technology enables simultaneous multiple drone control - Defense Systems | Information wars | Scoop.it
A new level of Army manned-unmanned teaming improves the ability of helicopter crews to track and identify enemy targets from the cockpit.
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U.S. Navy Developing Fleet Of Drone 'Mother Submarines' That an Release Smaller Robots To Lay Mines Or Launch Missiles To Counter China Threat In The South China Sea - Unmanned, Underwater Drones, ...

U.S. Navy Developing Fleet Of Drone 'Mother Submarines' That an Release Smaller Robots To Lay Mines Or Launch Missiles To Counter China Threat In The South China Sea - Unmanned, Underwater Drones, ... | Information wars | Scoop.it

U.S. Navy Developing Fleet Of Drone ‘Mother Submarines’ That an Release Smaller Robots To Lay Mines Or Launch Missiles To Counter China Threat In The South China Sea — Unmanned, Underwater Drones, The Next Big Leap In Drone Warfare

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US Army testing swarms of small drones - Defense Systems

US Army testing swarms of small drones - Defense Systems | Information wars | Scoop.it
Researchers want to see what's possible with small, inexpensive quad and octocopters.
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The Military Wants New Technologies To Fight Drones

The Military Wants New Technologies To Fight Drones | Information wars | Scoop.it
These are the technologies we will use to counter drones in the future. By Patrick Tucker
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The NSA's Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program - The Intercept

The NSA's Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program - The Intercept | Information wars | Scoop.it
The National Security Agency is using complex analysis of electronic surveillance, rather than human intelligence, as the primary method to locate targets for lethal drone strikes – an unreliable tactic that results in the deaths of innocent or unidentified people.
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Navy to deploy laser to destroy drones, small boats

Navy to deploy laser to destroy drones, small boats | Information wars | Scoop.it
By Chris Lawrence and Lindy Royce-Bartlett

The U.S. Navy plans to deploy a laser weapon aboard a warship for the first time, Navy leaders said on Monday.

The laser will be deployed on the USS Ponce in early 2014.
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The laser has been tested against and destroyed drones and fast-moving small boats, the official said.

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